Richmond, CA, Is Supporting Young Men to Abandon Gun Violence

Richmond, CA, Is Supporting Young Men to Abandon Gun Violence

March 30, 2016 | by Richard Gonzales | All Things Considered, NPR

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The city of Richmond’s Office of Neighborhood Safety is being called “a national model for reducing gun violence.” Its prevention methods include the Operation Peacemaker Fellowship, which offers career and other types of support to young men identified as being involved in gun violence. Cities around the country are taking note of the community-driven violence prevention efforts in Richmond, which continue to work toward reducing the homicide rate in the city.

The city of Richmond’s Office of Neighborhood Safety is being called “a national model for reducing gun violence.” Its prevention methods include the Operation Peacemaker Fellowship, which offers career and other types of support to young men identified as being involved in gun violence. Cities around the country are taking note of the community-driven violence prevention efforts in Richmond, which continue to work toward reducing the homicide rate in the city.

NCCD’s Director of Justice Strategies, Dr. Angie Wolf, conducted a process evaluation of the Office of Neighborhood Safety in 2015. Dr. Wolf discusses the program in the article and its accompanying audio.