As the nation continues to mourn the tragedy in Tuscon, we are releasing an interview with Kamala Harris, California's Attorney General, which speaks to the value of preventing violence. This message is especially appropriate as the country prepares to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. In honor of his legacy of peace and non-violence, we also want to share some of the positive work underway across the country. Prevention Institute's Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth (UNITY)
builds support for effective, sustainable efforts to prevent violence before it occurs so that urban youth can thrive in safe environments with supportive relationships and opportunities for success.
California's New Attorney General Kamala Harris Weighs in on Preventing Violence
Kamala Harris, the new California attorney general, detailed her Smart on Crime approach during a UNITY webinar when she was San Francisco’s district attorney. Read City Voices and Perspectives—Kamala Harris
for insight into the perspective of California’s chief law officer. Harris spoke with Larry Cohen, executive director of Prevention Institute, about innovative city strategies to reduce recidivism and keep kids in school.
Read the UNITY Policy Platform
What does it really take to prevent violence? The UNITY Policy Platform
describes what needs to be in place on the ground, and delineates the supports that cities need for their efforts to be successful and sustainable. The newly released UNITY Policy Platform summarizes the UNITY Urban Agenda
, which emphasizes bringing to scale a multi-sector approach to reduce violence in U.S. cities. We urge you to sign on now
. Cities can’t do this alone, but together we can create peaceful streets with thriving youth. With support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The California Wellness Foundation, the UNITY Urban Agenda and Policy Platform were developed in partnership with representatives of cities across the country and are endorsed by the city representatives. Read and endorse the UNITY Policy Platform.
UNITY web pages re-launched
We’ve revamped and relaunched the UNITY section of the Prevention Institute website, to make it even easier to incorporate tools, publications and strategies to prevent violence into your work. Explore how U.S. cities prevent violence, with the interactive Cities in Action
, and be sure to visit the searchable resource library
of all Prevention Institute publications and tools for preventing violence. The website also features the complete UNITY RoadMap
, which details the who, what and how of effective, sustainable violence prevention. Visit the enhanced web pages today at www.preventioninstitute.org/unity
UNITY is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the CDC’s national youth violence prevention initiative, Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE), and in part by The California Wellness Foundation.