“[The] discussion only seems to happen when people get scared, see changing trends in violent crime, or suddenly wake up to the reality that violent crime and gang activity doesn’t just ‘disappear’, but instead requires a significant “all hands on deck” ongoing commitment of resources…while it is true that there is a group of individuals heavily involved in violence who will not respond to outreach, there is no question that the majority of high-risk gang-involved individuals could benefit from, and potentially would change the direction of their lives as a result of, caring, supportive services.”
LGO Subject Matter Expert(s): To be announced.
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“Advance Peace is dedicated to ending cyclical and retaliatory gun violence in American urban neighborhoods. We invest in the development, health, and wellbeing of those at the center of this crisis.”
“Violence Global is guided by the understanding that violence is a health issue, that individuals and communities can transform themselves, and that community partners and strategic partnerships are keys to success. Through a rigorous, scientific, and data-driven approach, Cure Violence Global helps communities to implement to implement violence prevention programs that are effective in significantly reducing violence.”
“Homeboy Industries is the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. For over 30 years, we have stood as a beacon of hope in Los Angeles to provide training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated people, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.”