Sustainable Strategies for Gun Violence Reduction

Updated November 7, 2023 | Posted October 11, 2023
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
A young Black male gazes into the camera. His open hand is raised in front of him, in a gesture likely to mean “stop.”

Dur­ing Octo­ber’s Youth Jus­tice Action Month, the Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion host­ed Gun Vio­lence Reduc­tion Strate­gies. This free webi­nar dis­cussed effec­tive gun vio­lence reduc­tion strate­gies for youth jus­tice prac­ti­tion­ers, com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice providers, local gov­ern­ment part­ners and law enforcement.

Dur­ing the one-hour ses­sion, pan­elists from the Nation­al Insti­tute for Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Reform (NICJR) deliv­ered an abbre­vi­at­ed ver­sion of a train­ing on build­ing a sus­tain­able strat­e­gy for gun vio­lence reduc­tion. They reviewed near-term inter­ven­tions such as life coach­ing and street out­reach and fea­tured Healthy, Wealthy & Wise. The cul­tur­al­ly rel­e­vant, trau­ma-informed, cog­ni­tive behav­ioral ther­a­py pro­gram reach­es youth and young adults at high risk of par­tic­i­pat­ing in or being a vic­tim of gun vio­lence in the imme­di­ate future. They were joined by The For­got­ten Third, Inc., a non­prof­it direct ser­vices provider in Hous­ton. It offers pre­ven­tion, inter­ven­tion and reen­try ser­vices to young peo­ple involved in the jus­tice system.

Webi­nar Details

Date: Tues­day, Oct. 31


  • David Muham­mad, exec­u­tive direc­tor, NICJR
  • Kei­land Hen­der­son, pro­gram man­ag­er, Gun Vio­lence Reduc­tion Strate­gies, NICJR
  • Karl­ton Har­ris, founder and exec­u­tive direc­tor, The For­got­ten Third, Inc.
  • Tay­lor Max­ie, cred­i­ble mes­sen­ger coor­di­na­tor and net­work admin­is­tra­tor, The For­got­ten Third, Inc.

Learn one way Casey sup­ports youth in the jus­tice system

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