Community violence

Violence Reduction Fellowships

Approach Violence reduction fellowship programs, often referred to as the Peacemaker Fellowship®, are an intensive gun violence prevention strategy that originated in Richmond, California, and attempts to break the cycle of gun violence in disproportionately impacted communities. These fellowship programs use a combination of outreach worker observational data and city… Read More

Provide intensive social services and financial opportunity to individuals at high-risk of committing violent offenses.

Crime Gun Intelligence Centers

Approach A Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) is a model for reducing gun violence through multiagency (local and federal) collaboration focused on using various technologies to collect, manage, and analyze crime gun evidence in real time. A CGIC’s goal is to expedite the processing of this data in order to identify… Read More

Establish multi-agency law enforcement partnerships to collect, analyze, and manage evidence related to guns used in crimes.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Approach One significant environmental factor that influences the prevalence of lethal violence in high-risk areas is a concentration of blighted properties.1Matthew Valasik, Elizabeth E. Brault, and Stephen M. Martinez, “Forecasting Homicide in the Red Stick: Risk Terrain Modeling and the Spatial Influence of Urban Blight on… Read More

Transform public spaces where crime occurs into safe, community-centered places.

NICS Denials Investigations

Approach The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is used by firearm background check examiners, either at the FBI or, in some states, by agencies known as points of contact, to determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to purchase a firearm.1… Read More

Investigate background check denials to identify individuals who may be at-risk of committing violence.

Multi-Discipline Homicide & Shooting Incident Reviews

Approach While many police agencies make it a regular practice to review gun-related homicides and non-fatal shootings internally and to form violence prevention strategies based on this information (i.e., CompStat and similar practices), expanding this practice to include organizations outside of the policing or criminal justice field can be beneficial. Read More

Convene stakeholders to review homicide and shooting incidents and develop intervention and prevention strategies.

Open Data and Transparency

Approach The transparency created by open data promotes co-ownership of gun violence reduction with community members. To promote these principles, many agencies have increasingly begun sharing open data with the public.1National Police Foundation, “Police Data Initiative,” accessed June 13, 2019, https://www.policedatainitiative.org/; Laura Neitzel, “How Police Can… Read More

Share law enforcement and city data with the community to build trust and improve community-based services.