Tomorrow: NCBSL Looks for Solutions to Violence
The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) hosts a panel on Thursday afternoon to discuss innovative ways to reduce violence affecting youth. Part of the NBCSL annual legislative conference in Washington, D.C., the session “Youth Violence: A Matter of Public Health” features Congressman Bobby Scott and UNITY Project Director Rachel Davis.
Economic Benefits of Preventing Violence
Cities tell us they’re keen to see economic data, to better demonstrate the value of prevention. Here are three resources we’ve been reading that examine the costs and economic benefits of reducing violence:
- The Economic Benefits of Reducing Violent Crime: A Case Study of 8 American Cities, by the Center for American Progress. This report includes city-specific analysis for Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Seattle.
- Violence Containment Spending in the United States, by the Institute for Economics and Peace.
- What Works in Youth Violence Prevention: A Review of the Literature, by Abigail A. Fagan and Richard F. Catalano, published in Research on Social Work Practice.
Know of other resources on the economic case for preventing violence? Email us your recommendations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNITY as a Top 20 Innovation to Prevent Injury
The UNITY initiative was described as one of the top 20 innovations in the field of preventing violence and injury, in the Journal of Safety Research. “UNITY has helped expand the discourse around preventing violence,” wrote Howard C. Kress and the other authors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For other innovations that prevent violence, read the journal article. The special issue also includes “Preventing Violence Against Children and Youth,” by by Andra Teten Tharp, Thomas R. Simon and Janet Saul.
A Prevention Institute initiative, UNITY is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in part by The Kresge Foundation. For more information, visit www.preventioninstitute.org/unity.