Community Determinants of Domestic Violence
Prevention Institute analyzed the community determinants that give rise to domestic violence, in order to mobilize various sectors in a shared solution. Funded by the Blue Shield of California Foundation, this project draws upon the THRIVE framework and Collaboration Multiplier tool to identify key sectors and prime opportunities for transforming these community conditions.
Safety in All Policies
Since policies and practices of many agencies and departments affect community safety, Prevention Institute adapted the Health in All Policies model with safety as the primary outcome. A Safety in All Policies approach would connect professionals across sectors, coordinate their violence prevention efforts, and promote sustainable win-win strategies that benefit all stakeholders. This series of three papers (link to j-lib) articulates violence prevention roles for state-level education, housing and community development agencies and others. This project is supported by The California Wellness Foundation.
Multi-Sector Partnerships for Preventing Violence
Cities with the greatest coordination across sectors had the lowest rates of youth violence, but many fields don’t realize the different they can make or know how to contribute. Prevention Institute developed a step-by-step guide for using the Collaboration Multiplier tool to engage various sectors in preventing violence. Funded by the Kresge Foundation, this guide was informed by practitioners in the UNITY City Network, and it features case examples and recommended actions for 10 sectors.
Maximizing Outcomes through Multi-Sector Engagement
Practitioners across the U.S. have identified the need for strong multi-sector engagement and collaboration to effectively address children’s exposure to violence. Prevention Institute examines the benefits for children, youth and for various sectors when health, education, justice and the community work together to prevent multiple forms of violence. In Defense of Childhood (link to j-lib) was created in partnership with Futures Without Violence as part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Defending Childhood initiative.