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Combating the Contagion of Violence: Learning from the Minority Youth Violence Prevention Program

Combating the Contagion of Violence: Learning from the Minority Youth Violence Prevention Program

By Matthew Watkins

The COPS Office's Patrice Howard and Lt. Roman Murrietta of the Sacramento Police Department discuss how the violence prevention initiative has enhanced community policing.The COPS Office's Patrice Howard and Lt. Roman Murrietta of the Sacramento Police Department discuss how the violence prevention initiative has enhanced community policing.

SAVANNAH, Ga., March 31, 2017 — Representatives from the nine sites participating in the federal Minority Youth Violence Prevention initiative gathered in Savannah, Georgia to share accomplishments, learn from common challenges, and plan for how best to carry the work forward.

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New York State’s Integrated Domestic Violence Court Model: Results from Four Recent Studies

New York State’s Integrated Domestic Violence Court Model: Results from Four Recent Studies

By Amanda Cissner, Sarah Picard-Fritsche and Michael Rempel

This article synthesizes findings from four recent studies examining the integrated domestic violence (IDV) court model. Based on a one family-one judge concept, the New York State court system has established more than 40 such courts across the state since 2001. These courts seek to achieve more informed judicial decision-making, fewer conflicting orders, improved service delivery to victims and their children, and a more efficient and comprehensible case processing system. Published in Domestic Violence Report.

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The Belmont Revitalization Project: Reimagining an Avenue

The Belmont Revitalization Project: Reimagining an Avenue

BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 20, 2015 —The Belmont Revitalization Project is one of many initiatives being led by the Brownsville Community Justice Center, which seeks to transform the justice system in Brownsville, reduce crime and incarceration, and strengthen public trust in justice by providing alternatives to incarceration and creating opportunities for diversion for youth and community members who come into contact with the law.

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Partnering for Prevention: New Report Outlines Growing Public Health and Public Safety Collaborations

Partnering for Prevention: New Report Outlines Growing Public Health and Public Safety Collaborations

By Sarah Schweig

Article in the COPS Dispatch about the release of “Law Enforcement and Public Health: Sharing Resources and Strategies to Make Communities Safer,” which summarizes the first in a series of roundtable discussions on burgeoning public health and public safety collaborations across the country. 

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Evaluation Documents Reduced Gun Violence in Crown Heights, Brooklyn: Study Measures Impact of the Save Our Streets Prevention Program

Evaluation Documents Reduced Gun Violence in Crown Heights, Brooklyn: Study Measures Impact of the Save Our Streets Prevention Program

NEW YORK, N.Y., January 23, 2013—According to new research from the Center for Court Innovation, the average monthly shooting rates in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where the anti-violence project Save Our Streets operates, decreased by six percent from early 2010 through 2011. In surrounding areas shooting rates increased by 18 to 28 percent. When compared with the upward trend in the surrounding precincts, the research suggests that gun violence in Crown Heights was 20 percent lower than what it would have been without Save Our Streets.

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Department of Justice Supports Brooklyn Anti-Violence Project

Department of Justice Supports Brooklyn Anti-Violence Project

The Brownsville Anti-Violence Project receives support from the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance.

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