We are catalyzing an urban peace movement that engages multi-disciplinary, cross-sector practitioners, experts, public sector, and community stakeholders. We elevate research-based practices and community-based knowledge, empowering communities to implement action and policy-oriented public health solutions to reduce violence.
Like other public health threats, violence is a symptom of many risk factors interacting at different levels; no single factor can put some individuals or communities at a higher risk than others. Both risk and protective factors exist at four different levels within our social ecology: the individual, the relationship, the community, and the societal.
We understand and believe that safety is a human right. Through our Comprehensive Violence Reduction Strategy, we help low-income, high-crime communities decrease and prevent violence. First, we work with you to determine the conditions of your community, and then work together to help implement a proven plan for getting the job done.