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Interrupting the Cycle of Violence: Insights from the Urban Institute’s Research-Based Practice Guidance to Reduce Youth Gun and Gang/Group Violence

Event Duration
90 Minutes

With funding from the National Institute of Justice and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Urban Institute (UI) conducted an expansive research synthesis, extensive scan of practice, and engagement with subject-matter experts to identify and understand the current state of knowledge on reducing youth group/gang and gun violence and translate it into practice guidance. This guidance addresses how to build antiviolence infrastructure to ensure everything is in place for jurisdiction-wide, multicomponent, adaptable, and sustainable strategies to reduce youth gun violence and how to build effective programs and interventions that operate within and benefit from that infrastructure.

In this webinar, hosted by the National Gang Center (NGC), researchers from the UI will present the practice guidance from the project, as well as some of the key findings from the research synthesis and environmental scan on which that guidance is based.  Practitioner panelists will speak to how this guidance relates to the work they are doing in their communities, including the need for interventions to be individualized by the specific place, problem, and cultural context in which they are implemented.

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Summarize practice guidance on reducing youth gun violence associated with gangs or groups and the basis on which that guidance was developed.
  • Recognize how the practice guidance is relevant to the different stakeholder groups that work to address violence (e.g., local government, law enforcement, community-based organizations, funders, researchers).

Date Created: April 22, 2022