On Buffalo Streets, Outreach Workers Push for Freedom from Violence
The nonprofit SNUG helps prevent community violence and promote healing by working directly with young people.
New York Governor Quietly Pitches Gun Violence Response That Includes Youth Justice Reform Rollbacks
In response to concerns about New York's gun violence, Gov. Kathy Hochul has prepared a public safety plan that would roll back recent criminal and youth justice reforms.
Calls to Roll Back Raise the Age Laws Reach NY Statehouse, But Find Little Traction
Amid an uptick in crime in recent years, some New York lawmakers are calling to roll back Raise the Age laws that keep teens out of adult prisons.
Not All Poor Youth are Violent, So Stop Funding Anti-Violence Programs that Way
You wouldn’t bring in a brain surgeon to treat a head cold, nor would you make a nutritionist singularly responsible for someone with a heart condition. And yet our approach to addressing youth violence in the city too often provides generic and isolated responses where tailored and collaborative ones would be more effective.
Boarding School Offers Hope to Hidden Victims of Chicago’s Gun Violence
Along with typical childhood concerns about schoolwork, family and relationships with peers, the children of Chicago’s West Side also have to deal with gun violence. So far in 2016, there have been 267 homicides in Chicago, compared to 489 homicides citywide in all of 2015, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Heaven and a ‘Ghost Vote’ on Gun Violence
Heaven was going to Disney World. Summer was in full bloom, and the family’s Disney World trip planned for early July was growing nearer. The eager and joyful 7-year-old had her hair styled for the upcoming trip.
New Research: Death by Firearm 10 Times More Likely in America
A study published late last year in the American Journal of Medicine illustrates a great disparity in violence between America and other countries. The study, “Violent Death Rates: The US Compared with Other High-income OECD Countries,” used 2010 World Health Organization mortality data to compare rates of violence in the United States against the rates in other high-income and well-populated countries.
Gun Violence in the Lives of Foster Children
Let’s not forget about the voiceless, innocent children that are affected by gun violence. It doesn’t take a death for gun violence to destroy a life. All it takes is a gun, alcohol, mental illness and one bullet.