Media Mention The Trace June 12, 2023

Violence Interruption Programs Are Receiving Millions. This Initiative Wants to Make Sure They’re Prepared.

Chico Tillmon, the director of the Crime Lab’s new leadership academy, discusses the challenges facing community-based organizations — and the tools they need to succeed.

The field of community violence intervention is experiencing something unfamiliar: a rush of funding. Amid a nationwide increase in shootings during the pandemic, federal and state governments have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into community-based programs, which seek to reduce violence by mediating conflicts and connecting at-risk people with services.

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