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 Live Free OKC is on a mission to prevent gun violence

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — Live Free OKC is on a mission to prevent gun violence and they believe they have an alternative solution, launching Oklahoma’s first community intervention program. “What we know is that less than 1% of a city’s population is usually responsible for almost 60% of the gun related shootings and homicides,” said Pastor Mike McBride, Executive Director of [...]

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Discover Proven Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence by 30-60% Without Increasing Incarceration

It is often overlooked that there exist evidence-based strategies for reducing gun violence, which unfortunately lack adequate funding and support on a large scale. These proven approaches have demonstrated the potential to reduce shootings and homicides by significant margins, typically ranging from 30% to 60%, all while avoiding a surge in incarceration rates. Regrettably, these effective strategies often go unnoticed and [...]

Why Allocating American Rescue Plan Funds to Violence Prevention is Key: an Op-ed Urging Local Leaders to Address Root Causes of Violence Beyond Ghost Guns

In this Op-Ed, authors Michael McBride and Ciera Bates-Chamberlain emphasize the need for local leaders to invest in violence prevention and address the root causes of violence, rather than solely focusing on banning "ghost guns." They acknowledge President Joe Biden's efforts to address ghost guns, which are untraceable firearms, but argue that it is not enough to combat the issue in [...]

Reduce Gun Violence: Prioritizing Community-based Interventions

Community-Based Violence Interventions: Proven Strategies To Reduce Violent Crime Center for American Progress - Akua Amaning and Hassen Bashir Leaders around the nation should prioritize community-based violence intervention programs to reduce gun violence and violent crime more broadly. Across America, communities are struggling to combat rising gun violence. Although overall crime rates remain low, the sale of firearms and instances of [...]

Will $300 Million for Gun Violence Prevention Reach Grassroots Groups?

“We’re asking the federal government to keep ensuring, number one, that law enforcement cannot jump to the front of the line,” Pastor Michael McBride Congress Approved Millions for Gun Violence Prevention. Will It Reach Grassroots Groups? The Trace - Chip Brownlee  April 18, 2022 An injection of at least $300 million for community groups is part of the Biden administration's larger [...]

Community Violence Intervention: The Future of Public Safety

Community Violence Interventions—Not More Police—Are The Future Of Public Safety Forbes - Nazish Dholakia, Senior Writer, & Daniela Gilbert Redefining Public Safety Director, Vera Institute of Justice Gun violence is rising across the country—in big cities and rural communities, in red states and blue ones. Especially hard hit are Black communities and other communities of color that have experienced decades of [...]

Investing in Evidence-based Alternatives to Policing: A Key Step Towards Promoting Public Safety.

Investing in Evidence-Based Alternatives to Policing Vera - Staff Changing the ways police operate in communities is integral to dismantling systemic racism. Local budgets disproportionately fund police departments over other public services that would promote public safety, including housing, employment support, education, and public health. Using police and punitive approaches as the primary tools to address health and social issues including [...]

Reducing Gun Violence in America’s Cities: Why Community Violence Intervention Programs Demand Funding

There's a Proven Way to Reduce Gun Violence in America's Cities. We Just Need to Fund It TIME - EDDIE BOCANEGRA, ERICA FORD AND MIKE MCBRIDE More than 141 people were shot in our hometowns of Oakland, Chicago, and New York City over the July 4th weekend. The shooting victims included a 6-year old girl and her mother in the West [...]

Discover How Community Violence Intervention is Changing the Game in Combating Violent Crime

What's community violence intervention? DOJ pitches plan after awarding $100M in grants. USA Today - Grace Hauck February 16, 2023   Federal officials, community leaders and researchers are gathering in St. Louis this week to discuss a key component of the Justice Department's plan to combat violence in the U.S: community violence intervention and prevention programs. "We are funding programs that [...]

Columbus’ New Office of Violence Prevention to Receive Support from National Anti-violence Network

  Columbus' new Office of Violence Prevention to be offered help from other cities ABC 6 - Steve Levine March 28, 2023 A national anti- violence network made up of cities across the country, is now preparing to help Columbus’ new Office of Violence Prevention. “They’ll have access to us in terms of thinking through the shape of the office,” David [...]

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