Launched in 2015, our Gun Violence Initiative addresses the burgeoning public health issue of death and injury as a result of gun violence. Washington University is one of the first educational institutions to launch a community-focused violence prevention initiative using a public health approach.
The Department of Psychiatry and the Institute for Public Health recently collaborated to bring gun violence expert, Jillian Peterson to WashU for a special event on solutions for gun violence in St. Louis. Read more about it.
An article published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice walks us through the Life Outside of Violence Program methods and preliminary outcomes.
Following a recent school shooting in St. Louis, James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law and Institute Faculty Scholar, Leila Sadat, JD, discusses the human right to safety in school.