Brief Federal Actions to Engage Communities in Reducing Gun Violence
Recommendations from the Engaging Communities Report
Ellen Paddock, Julie Samuels, Nina Vinik, Spencer Overton
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This brief presents a series of concrete actions the federal executive branch can take to reduce urban gun violence through a holistic approach. The most direct gun violence reduction work happens locally, but the federal government can complement these activities by supporting and promoting four key objectives:

  • Reduce easy access to firearms for people at high risk of engaging in violence.
  • Improve trust between police and communities of color. 
  • Increase investment in families and communities at greatest risk of violence.
  • Incorporate community engagement into prevention efforts
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Tags Gun violence
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center