Temple Now reports on our Director of Research

September 10, 2021

DR. Jessica Beard will study the current state of gun violence reporting in Philadelphia and partner with local journalists to educate the public on root causes and solutions for the city’s gun violence epidemic. Read More

Weekly Briefing on Gun Violence and Prevention in Philadelphia

August 11, 2021

About five-to-ten percent of city blocks generate half to two-thirds of all serious reported crimes, such as gun violence. Two short documentaries produced with support from our Credible Messenger Reporting Project have premieres next week. The city will soon begin distributing funds to community groups addressing gun violence. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office will host three roundtable discussions with young people impacted by gun violence. Philadelphia gun violence prevention activist Jamal Johnson is marching to Washington. Read More

Philadelphia gun violence and prevention report: July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney doubled down on his refusal to declare a gun violence emergency during the city’s bi-weekly gun violence prevention briefing last Wednesday. Shortly before the briefing, a triple shooting in West Philadelphia left an 18-year-old and 15-year-old dead, and another 15-year-old wounded. As of last week, community groups hadn’t heard a word about the gun violence prevention money promised in Philly’s new budget Read More

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