More States and Cities Funding Community Intervention

Posted: June 22, 2020

Sherman Spears’ Inspiration –

Sherman Spears in 2013

A July 2019 article in The Trace opens with an excellent summary of how Oakland’s (and Youth ALIVE!’s) Sherman Spears was inspired to create our Caught in the Crossfire hospital-based violence intervention program, which today is seen as one of the most effective approaches, not only to preventing violence, but to helping victims begin to heal their trauma. Read about Caught in the Crossfire here. Read the entire article in The Trace about what happens when prevention funding and support truly get to the people who need them: What Gun Violence Prevention Looks Like When it Focuses on the Communities Hurt Most.