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By Betsy Hodges, Mayor of Minneapolis and Michael Nutter, former...
Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of your local action plan to create safe, healthy and hopeful communities;
Supply research and other information on the impact of community violence;
Connect local officials with representatives from other cities that have implemented successful violence-reducing strategies;
Encourage accountability through community involvement, commitment to evidence-based practices and rigorous evaluation;
Coordinate annual meetings where city teams can share their challenges and successes and learn about new models and methodologies.
Every 24 hours in America, 13 young people under the age of 25 are victims of homicide. Mayors have the power and the responsibility to help end this senseless loss of life. Learn about 15 steps we can take now to stop the violence.Read more
Cities United is committed to providing current research and other information on violence-related deaths that can be translated into practice. This page provides an entryway to important articles.Read more
The national crisis of violence and violent deaths among young African American males demands concerted action from our nation’s city leaders. Here are key facts on the extent of this crisis.Read more