As 2022 begins, America’s cities confront a surge in violent crime, particularly homicide. The spike is claiming lives, filling prisons, and traumatizing families and communities. On January 12, the Violent Crime Working Group released its final report outlining Ten Essential Actions that cities can take now to reduce community gun violence. Working Group discussed their roadmap for results – and how government and community leaders can take immediate steps to promote peace.
Thomas Abt – Senior Fellow, Council on Criminal Justice
Vaughn Crandall – Co-Director, California Partnership for Safe Communities
Linda Harllee Harper – Director, Gun Violence Prevention, Washington DC
Daniel Isom – Director of Public Safety, St. Louis
Chico Tillmon – Senior Research Fellow, University of Chicago Crime and Education Labs
Daniel Webster – Bloomberg Professor of American Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Charlotte Bailey – Policy Associate, Council on Criminal Justice (moderator)