Tackling Gun Violence as a Community Issue

Tackling Gun Violence as a Community Issue
National Institute of Justice
Juan Perez
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Over the past few years, the Miami-Dade Police Department has made a huge push toward community partnerships, engaging the community as much as possible in an effort to prevent gun violence at an earlier stage.

When we think about societal problems like gun violence, it’s not us versus them — it's all of us together. When we partner with the community to have all hands on deck, we are better able to enact meaningful change.

NIJ launched the "Notes from the Field" series to allow leading voices in the field to share their strategies for responding to the most pressing issues on America's streets today.