Sheila Hodges, Communications Manager

May 26, 2021

Sheila Hodges was the communications manager at the Center for Gun Violence Reporting during 2021. Sheila reported on the work of our Credible Messenger Reporting Project teams and produced social media content across our reporting channels. Read More

Philadelphia gun violence and prevention report: May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021

A new study says that Pennsylvania ranks seventh among states with the highest homicides rate among Black residents. Data analysis estimates the annual cost of crime in Philadelphia at more that $5.5 billion — or nearly $3,500 per resident. Residents of the Philadelphia neighborhoods suffering the most gun violence voted last week to re-elect District Attorney Larry Krasner. Resolving conflicts through restorative healing circles could reduce 911 calls and police presence in our neighborhoods. Read More

Charlotte Barron, Project Manager

May 25, 2021

Charlotte Barron was a project manager at the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting during 2021. Previously, Charlotte worked as a fellow and freelance writer for Student Voices LLC, covering developmental diversity and educational inequality. She also collaborated with the Tennessee branch of Students Leading Change to organize the Chattanooga March For Our Lives and bring sustained student advocacy to the forefront of local firearm policy debates. While at the Center, Charlotte focused on network expansion and collaborating with partners to create a centralized directory of gun violence experts. Read More

Philadelphia gun violence and prevention report: May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021

The City of Philadelphia has a guide to help you find ways to address violence in your community and raise awareness about available services. Parents should also learn how to talk to other parents about guns. Community groups pivoted to address gun violence in Philadelphia as the COVID-19 pandemic emerged. Read More

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