The Joint Center, the Urban Institute, and the Joyce Foundation published Engaging Communities in Reducing Gun Violence: A Road Map for Safer Communities. It provides the findings and recommendations from this group, which include:
- Prevent the diversion of firearms to people at high risk of gun violence through common-sense procedures such as universal background checks.
- Repair police-community relations with tools to hold police accountable, such as body-worn cameras and collection of racial data on police stops.
- Invest in job training and placement, trauma care, drug treatment, and other social services that address challenges faced by many individuals at high risk of gun violence and their families.
- Improve collaboration and strategic planning between community stakeholders, such as religious leaders, nonprofit social service providers, and law enforcement.