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UNITY alert, Sept. 5th, 2014

From Associates to Allies: Forging Public Sector Partnerships that Prevent Violence

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014, 11 am to 12:30 pm Pacific, 2 pm to 3:30 pm Eastern


How can local government put its expertise and infrastructure behind violence prevention efforts and work with community partners?

What does it look like to develop violence-prevention strategies that work within the existing mandates of local government and can be revenue-neutral?  

And how can community-based organizations and those in local government most effectively start a conversation with others in the public sector to forge a partnership that prevents violence?  

Join us Wednesday, September 10th, as we explore these critical questions in a webinar co-sponsored by the Defending Childhood Initiative of the U.S. Department of Justice, and presented in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, Futures Without Violence and Prevention Institute.

Based on input from more than 40 practitioners, this webinar will share advice for creating a common agenda that both the community and local government can support, and help you figure out what to ask from local schools, health, criminal justice and other sectors. It highlights the Collaboration Multiplier tool, which Prevention Institute has used to facilitate diverse groups for more than a decade. Guest speakers from Houston and Portland, Maine, will share what they’ve been able to accomplish through multi-sector partnerships and how they’ve dealt with challenges along the way.


Annie Lyles and Benita Tsao, Prevention Institute


Barrett Wilkinson, Public Health Division, City of Portland, Maine

Shelia Savannah and Arnulfo Rosario, Jr., Houston Department of Health and Human Services

Collaborating to Prevent Violence

Learn more: An introduction to the Collaboration Multiplier tool, A Multi-Sector Approach to Preventing Violence clarifies the roles and contributions of seven local government sectors, and highlights a joint effort in Houston. Go through the tool’s steps to strengthen your partnerships and improve safety outcomes for your community.

County Government Funds Collaborative Plan to Prevent Violence

Just this week, the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners met in Tampa, Florida, and unanimously voted to commit five years of funding to their violence prevention plan. Op-eds and editorials in the Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times made the case for the role of local government in preventing violence. 

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