Live Free is a national organization dedicated to ending gun violence and the mass incarceration and criminalization of our communities.

Since 2011, we have been building a network of thousands of faith leaders, directly impacted leaders, and movement partners working to bring peace and healing to our cities.

Through education, advocacy, and investments in the field.

Education: Through our intensive Peacemaker Bootcamps, we educate community, government, and law enforcement leaders about best practices in violence intervention. We also partner with the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the Columbia University Justice Lab in producing research and building leadership development programs.

Advocacy: Through local community organizing and state and federal advocacy, we work to build the power of communities directly impacted by violence and incarceration so that they can demand effective public safety, including proper funding and support for community violence intervention (CVI) initiatives.

Investments: We have granted millions of dollars to community-based organizations and provided on-the-ground training and coaching to thousands of leaders in order to support campaigns for peace. The return on these investments has been billions of dollars in public funding for CVI initiatives and key criminal justice reforms throughout the country. 

We will continue to advocate for community-led solutions and address the systems perpetuating this crisis. This work is part of a public health approach, and it’s time everyone takes action. Ask yourself, from your position, what can you do to join us in ending gun violence so we all can live free?

Faith leaders, join us by taking action and joining our network:

Gun Violence

Mass Incarceration