Event Recording: Collaborative Approaches to Reducing Community Gun Violence

Across the country, community gun violence remains on the rise. On November 9th, three members of CCJ’s Violent Crime Working Group – one from law enforcement, one from academia, and one representing community-based activism – discussed how cops and communities can work together to stop violence and save lives. Rejecting “either/or” narratives that put community and police efforts in competition with one another, these panelists argue that collaboration is key to keeping the peace.


Thomas Abt – Senior Fellow, Council on Criminal Justice
Ciera Bates-Chamberlain – Executive Director, Live Free Illinois
Daniel Isom – Director of Public Safety, St. Louis
Alex Piquero – Chair, Department of Sociology & Criminology, University of Miami