Violence Prevention

  • Cities United

    Cities United

    Launched by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Cities United asks mayors to target the highest-risk neighborhoods and engage African-American males in finding solutions to eliminate violence-related deaths of African-American males.

  • Building Trust in Salinas

    As part of a comprehensive violence reduction strategy, police officers are working to build trust with residents of Salinas' Hebbron Heights neighborhood. The city believes that bridging the gaps between law enforcement and neighborhoods is essential.

  • Video Features Mayors Panel on Promoting Safe and Healthy Communities

    The Council on Foundations recently hosted a dialogue on safe and healthy communities featuring Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

  • New Resources on Sustaining and Funding Local Gang Prevention Efforts

    NLC and NCCD have developed two new resources that draw upon the experience of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network, offering a snapshot of promising strategies for sustaining and funding local youth and gang violence prevention efforts.

  • Resource Focuses on Partnering with Faith Community to Prevent Gang Crime

    A new bulletin prepared by NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families for the California Cities Gang Prevention Network highlights partnerships between cities and faith communities to reduce gang and youth violence.

  • Webcast Features Discussion of Technology and Violence Prevention

    The Institute of Medicine and Kaiser Permanente sponsored a recent 2-day workshop that explored steps to accelerate violence prevention in low- and middle-income communities through interactive communication technologies.