Sustainable Strategies for Gun Violence Reduction
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) deliver an abbreviated version of its training on building a sustainable strategy for reducing gun violence. It reviewed near-term interventions such as life coaching and street outreach, including Healthy, Wealthy & Wise. Developed by NICJR, this culturally relevant, trauma-informed, cognitive behavioral therapy program focuses on 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 that offers prevention, intervention and reentry services to young people involved in the justice system.
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.