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Urban Peace Institute has a highly experienced  team who are dedicated to working with the government, philanthropy, law enforcement, school districts and a variety of stakeholders in the community to achieve a collaborative and comprehensive solution to violence and gangs. We are deeply engaged in more than 10 communities throughout the State of California to implement a holistic strategy to achieve community safety and to expand opportunity for children and youth.

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Five-year retrospective: Read the full report.  
Read the original 2007 report


L.A. Times:  In Watts Housing Project Police are Forging a New Relationship

LA Times: Watts Bears Players are Part of a Larger Team Effort

L.A. Times: Does Echo Park Need a Gang Injunction?

KPCC's Frank Stoltze: 300,000 LA Children LIve in Gangland

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Community Violence Reduction Strategy

Research and Reports

Urban Peace Academy


Time for a New Call to Action

In 2007 we released A Call to Action: A Case for a Comprehensive Solution to L.A.’s Gang Violence Epidemic, a roadmap that explained why Los Angeles’ 30-year “war on gangs” was failing to quell gangs and gang violence and laid out a comprehensive set of recommendations to reverse course. Since then, we have worked closely with City officials to put these recommendations into place.  Learn more about our impact here.

Implement the Comprehensive Violence Reduction Strategy in your community.