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Resources: Promoting Violence Prevention

ACEs Too High — a news site that reports on research about adverse childhood experiences, including developments in epidemiology, neurobiology and the biomedical and epigenetic consequences of toxic stress.

Black Jacket — a documentary about a violence prevention curriculum in South Los Angeles that seeks to change the violent mindsets of influential gang members, one person at a time.

Bokeh of the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange — a visual narrative in photographs of what it means to be young in America.

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: California Chapters — a group of 28 chapters in California connected with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a policy advocacy organization dedicated to dramatically decreasing the number of deaths by guns.

California: Strong Gun Laws Saves Lives (click to download full report) — This 2019 report by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence finds that, as firearm regulations went into effect in California, firearm deaths declined more rapidly in California than in the rest of the United States (download one-page summary here).

CDC’s Injury Prevention & Control: Division of Violence Prevention — research, reports and recommendations about preventing violence.

Community Safety by Design: Preventing Violence through Land Use — This report, produced by the Prevention Institute in November 2015, explores the nexus of land use and neighborhood safety and analyzes the implications of the current state of practice.

Engaging Communities in Reducing Gun Violence: A Road Map for Safer Communities — This report (published by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the Urban Institute and The Joyce Foundation in April 2016) documents that people of color support common sense gun laws and provides a road map for policymakers.

Everytown for Gun Safety — a nationwide, grassroots group that advocates for commonsense gun safety policies and regulations.

Executives’ Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color — a philanthropic network of nearly 40 national, regional and community foundations working together to invest in pathways to opportunities that enable America’s young men of color to reach their full potential in school, work and life.

Giffords Law Center — the nation’s leading policy organization dedicated to researching, writing, enacting, and defending proven laws and programs, is on a mission to save lives from gun violence by shifting culture, changing policies, and challenging injustice.

Helping Immigrant Clients with Proposition 47 and Other Post-Conviction Legal Options — This toolkit (prepared by Californians for Safety and Justice, Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area) is a guide for legal service providers to explain Proposition 47 and other post-conviction legal options.

The Human Toll of Jail — The Human Toll of Jail is a platform for true stories about and by ordinary people, both those who are or have been caught up in the criminal justice system, and those who work on its front lines.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research — an organization that brings public health perspectives and expertise to the complex policy issues related to gun violence prevention through research, policy analysis and public discourse.

Justice Policy Network — an organization that recruits and trains a diverse group of individuals interested in pursuing and/or advancing careers in the government sector specializing in smart justice reform, which looks at the root causes of crime and the need for comprehensive approaches.

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence — a national law center focused on providing comprehensive legal expertise in support of gun violence prevention and the promotion of smart gun laws.

Lost Youth: A County-by-County Analysis of 2013 California Homicide Victims Ages 10 to 24, Violence Policy Center, November 2015 — a study that ranks California’s counties by their homicide victimization rates for young people ages 10 to 24 and provides detailed figures related to gender, race and ethnicity, weapons, victim-to-offender relationships, circumstances and locations.

National Council on Crime & Delinquency — an organization that promotes just and equitable social systems for individuals, families and communities through research, public policy and practice.

National Network of Hospital-based Violence Prevention Programs — a network of programs that facilitates the sharing of knowledge, development of best practices, collaboration on research and efforts to effect policy change related to hospital-based violence prevention.

National Reentry Resource Center — an organization that provides education, training and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, nonprofit organizations and corrections institutions working to improve re-entry programs for individuals released from incarceration.

The Prosecution of Youth as Adults — a report that details how “prosecutorial direct file” — a process that allows prosecutors wide discretion in prosecuting youth in adult courts — leads to more youth of color landing in adult prisons and missing out on the education and rehabilitative services they would have received in juvenile detention.

Victims of Crime Act and the Need for Advocacy — a toolkit created by Californians for Safety and Justice for advocates and victims’ services providers to ensure Victims of Crime Act funds reach underserved crime victims.

Violence Prevention Research Program, University of California, Davis — learn about this multi-disciplinary program of research and policy development.

Women Against Gun Violence — policy advocacy and public awareness resources related to preventing gun violence in Southern California, including a speakers’ bureau that offers presentations for parents, teens, school districts and policymakers.

Youth Today — an independent, nationally distributed newspaper for professionals serving youth, with many articles dedicated to the topic of juvenile justice.

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