The resources and reading materials listed below were compiled as part of the university’s Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis initiative launched in April 2015.
ST. LOUIS ORGANIZATIONS FOCUSED ON REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE
- St. Louis Gun Crime | Website from Jennifer M. Joyce, Circuit Attorney, City of St. Louis
- Interactive: Gunfire in St. Louis | from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- Put Down the Pistol Initiative | from Better Family Life
- Lock it for Love | free gun locks from Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice
- St. Louis Initiative to Reduce Violence
- Alive and Well STL | a community-wide effort focused on reducing the impact of stress and trauma on our health and well-being
- Community Mediation Services of St. Louis | local organization that helps bring people together to resolve differences
VOLUNTEERING & VOTING
- “Take Action” page from the St. Louis Gun Crime website, including a list of organizations seeking volunteers to help
- Volunteer page listing opportunities from the United Way of Greater St. Louis
- Missouri Elections & Voting includes 2016 Missouri Election Calendar and 2016 Initiative Petitions for Missouri
- The Trace | An online compendium of gun violence related news.
- Gun Violence Prevention from APHA | Articles, fact sheets, data sources, and other useful information about gun violence from the American Public Health Association.
- The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence | Maintains the most comprehensive information on U.S. firearms regulation anywhere, including in-depth summaries of federal and state firearms laws and policies nationwide.
- Gun Violence from the blog of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University | A collection of articles from experts across Washington University and beyond examining gun violence from diverse perspectives.
- Be SMART Campaign | Handouts, resources, and tools to promote this campaign created to reduce unintentional child shootings
NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS FOCUSED ON GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
- Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence | Develops and implements extensive public health and safety programs and utilizes the courts to reduce gun violence.
- Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth (UNITY) | Utilizes a public health, or prevention, approach to violence.
- Gun Violence Archive | An online archive of gun violence incidents collected from over 1,200 media, government and commercial sources daily in an effort to provide near-real time data about the results of gun violence.
- Violence Reduction Network | The U.S. Department of Justice collaborates with cities in the Violence Reduction Network to support and enhance local violence reduction efforts.
- National Network for Safe Communities | Supports cities implementing interventions to reduce violence and improve public safety, minimize arrest and incarceration, strengthen communities, and improve. relationships between law enforcement and the communities it serves.
- Everytown for Gun Safety | Seeks to improve our understanding of the causes of gun violence and the means to reduce it – by conducting groundbreaking original research, developing evidence-based policies, and communicating this knowledge to the American public.
- Mothers in Charge | The mission of Mothers In Charge is violence prevention, education and intervention for youth, young adults, families and community organizations.
- Study provides picture of firearm injuries, deaths among St. Louis-area children | Dec. 2015 story in the Washington University Record on recent study
- After Bolden shooting, a public health perspective on gun violence | Aug. 30, 2015 St. Louis Public Radio story on the shooting of Jamyla Bolden and the potential for public health to address gun violence
- Priorities for a Public Health Research Agenda to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence | 2013 Report from the Institute of Medicine
- Firearm-Related Injury and Death in the United States: A Call to Action From 8 Health Professional Organizations and the American Bar Association | from the Annals of Internal Medicine
- Experts Discuss Mental Illness, Risk for Violence, and Gun Ownership | from Psychiatric News
- The Epidemiology of Firearm Violence in the Twenty-First Century United States | from theAnnual Review of Public Health
- Commentary: Evidence to Guide Gun Violence Prevention in America | from the Annual Review of Public Health
- Focused Deterrence and the Prevention of Violent Gun Injuries: Practice, Theoretical Principles, and Scientific Evidence | from the Annual Review of Public Health
- Cure Violence: A Public Health Model to Reduce Gun Violence | from the Annual Review of Public Health
- Effects of Policies Designed to Keep Firearms from High-Risk Individuals | from the Annual Review of Public Health
This list is not meant to be comprehensive.