Healing Communities in Crisis: Lifesaving Solutions to the Urban Gun Violence Epidemic


 Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the PICO National Network | 2016

Healing Communities in Crisis lays out the most effective gun violence intervention programs in detail and identifies the best resources for cities wishing to implement them. In addition, we present a suite of desperately needed legal reforms that will help reduce urban gun violence. The best—the only—way to end this epidemic of death and fear in our cities is through a comprehensive strategy that embraces both proven violence intervention programs and smart gun laws. The recent success of several California cities in dramatically cutting gun violence rates demonstrates the incredible progress that is possible when both of these levers are pulled simultaneously.