Violence Prevention & Intervention Education Resources

The non-profit organizations and institutions listed below are excellent sources of information for violence intervention and prevention strategies, firearm safety and healthcare provider education from experts in the fields. Many of these groups offer free updates, trainings, education and webinars.

The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention (HAVI)
The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention (HAVI) supports hospital violence intervention programs (HVIPs) through education and training, in addition to advocating for resources to support evidence-based violence intervention programs. Their website has great information on HVIPs, strategies to support victims of violence, and advocacy efforts. They frequently host educational webinars and hold an annual conference.

The Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ) 
The Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ) is a non-partisan Council of experts in criminal justice and crime that works to advance criminal justice policies that enhance safety and justice. The violent crime work group specifically focuses on providing education and advocacy on evidence-based practices and principles in reducing violence including trauma-informed practice, community violence intervention (CVI) strategies and evidence-based law enforcement practices. The website includes access to briefs and publications, and archived video webinars.

The BulletPoints Project 
The BulletPoints Project was developed by the University of California-Davis (UC Davis) to provide clinical tools and education to healthcare providers to prevent firearm-related injuries. There are clinical toolkits, videos, clinical scenarios and training webinars featuring national experts to help increase the efficacy of healthcare providers in recognizing risks for firearm injuries, how to discuss firearm safety with patients, and strategies to help patients reduce the risk of firearm injury and death. 

Community Justice Action Fund
Formed by activists and survivors of gun violence, the CCJAF provides a community of advocacy and education for evidence-based programs and policies to combat violence. It helps mobilize communities disproportionately impacted by violence to be involved in anti-violence advocacy and violence intervention.

Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy
The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy is an excellent source of up-to-date research and education on strategies to reduce firearm-related injuries and violence. There are links to multiple articles, webinar trainings and analysis reports.

Northwell Health Center for Gun Violence Prevention
Northwell Health is one of the first major healthcare systems in the U.S. that has committed resources and leadership to address firearm violence as a healthcare problem, and brings together other healthcare organizations to join in efforts. The Center hosts a “Learning Collaborative for Health Systems and Hospitals,” a series of virtual meetings and webinars to help healthcare providers and systems learn and collaborate on strategies to address violence and firearm injuries.

Be SMART is a program endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that helps parents and adults normalize conversations about responsible and safe firearm storage to help prevent child firearm injuries.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the burden of violent injuries and death in the U.S. via the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) and provides guidance on community violence and youth violence prevention strategies.