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What Gun Violence Prevention Looks Like When It Focuses on the Communities Hurt the Most

Show simple item record Van Brocklin, Elizabeth 2020-04-15T21:18:19Z 2020-04-15T21:18:19Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation Van Brocklin, Elizabeth. (2019). What Gun Violence Prevention Looks Like When It Focuses on the Communities Hurt the Most. en_US
dc.description Blog Post en_US
dc.description.abstract Focusing on the individuals most likely to commit shootings is a core aspect of the evidence-based strategies gaining acceptance today. Three of the main models are hospital-based violence intervention, Cure Violence, and focused deterrence; all are grounded in the finding that in American cities, a small percentage of the population is responsible for the vast majority of violence. Intervening directly with those at highest risk for perpetrating shootings — or being shot themselves — has proven to help crack the cycle of violence and trauma...Yet for all their promise, programs targeting community gun violence have struggled to win funding and support from local, state, and federal officials. When cities have implemented these strategies, they’ve often done so inconsistently. Activists and organizers of color say there is a clear reason for the shortfall: The gun violence prevention movement, up to this point, has largely been defined by white progressives responding to mass shootings, and the deaths of white victims have overwhelmingly garnered more attention, resources, and sympathy than those of black and brown people. The disparity has left evidence-based approaches to bring down community gun violence lacking political and financial support. But that may be starting to change as a growing number of states and cities pledge millions of dollars to fund gun violence prevention initiatives in communities of color most harmed by shootings. [CVRL Note: The source of this article is a non-profit, nonpartisan journalism website focused on increasing information about gun violence in the United States.] (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Trace en_US
dc.subject Evidence-Based Practices en_US
dc.subject Best Practices en_US
dc.subject Investigative Reporting en_US
dc.subject Discussion en_US
dc.subject Victim en_US
dc.subject Victimization en_US
dc.subject People of Color en_US
dc.subject Black en_US
dc.subject Men of Color en_US
dc.subject African-American en_US
dc.subject Poor en_US
dc.subject Urban en_US
dc.subject Urban High Crime Neighborhoods en_US
dc.subject Violence Interruption en_US
dc.subject Hospitals en_US
dc.subject Outreach en_US
dc.subject Formal Support en_US
dc.subject Fundraising en_US
dc.subject Fund Allocation en_US
dc.subject Fund Distribution en_US
dc.subject Gaps in Service en_US
dc.subject Therapeutic Interventions en_US
dc.subject Violent Crime en_US
dc.subject Homicide en_US
dc.subject Murder en_US
dc.subject Gun Violence en_US
dc.subject Gun Deaths en_US
dc.subject Firearm Violence en_US
dc.subject Weapons en_US
dc.subject Shooting en_US
dc.subject Stabbing en_US
dc.subject Non-fatal Shooting en_US
dc.subject Street Violence en_US
dc.subject Trauma en_US
dc.subject Deterrence Model en_US
dc.subject Deterrence en_US
dc.subject Injury en_US
dc.subject Community Violence en_US
dc.title What Gun Violence Prevention Looks Like When It Focuses on the Communities Hurt the Most en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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