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A large and growing number of cities across the nation have joined the fight to reduce violence among young black men and boys.

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Cities United December 2016 Newsletter

Nov 30, 2016

Our December newsletter features: the amazing violence prevention work being...

Working Together to Ensure Public Safety in 21st Century Minneapolis

Nov 30, 2016

by Anthony Smith Every day, mayors across the country, including...

Advancing Black Male Achievement Work Post President Obama

Nov 28, 2016

by Alex Peay I remember getting home after voting on...

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What Cities United Can Do For Your City

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    Supply research and other information on violence-related deaths;

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    Provide access to consultants who can assist, develop and implement solutions to violent crime;

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    Connect local officials with representatives from other cities that have implemented successful violence-reducing strategies;

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    Encourage accountability through community involvement, commitment to evidence-based practices and rigorous evaluation;

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    Coordinate annual meetings where city teams can share their challenges and successes, learn about new models and methodologies, interact with youth and leaders from other cities and allow mayors to engage in facilitated sessions with each other. 2015 Convening

What Cities Can Do

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.

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What Works (and Doesn’t) in Violence Prevention

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.

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Why Cities United

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.

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