A Public Health Approach to Violence Prevention

As the justice system struggles to cope with strained budgets in communities plagued by violence, a group of Utah researchers argue it’s long past  time to develop partnerships between public health agencies and law enforcement. One plus: they estimate it could save taxpayers $16 billion over five years.

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Can We Lower Urban Violence Without Police?

The common response to violence has traditionally involved law enforcement. But researchers and activists are turning to new community-based programs and practices that remove law enforcement from the center of the anti-violence conversation entirely, a webinar hosted by the Council on Criminal Justice heard Thursday.