Violence as a Health Crisis: What Does the Research Say about Reducing Violence?
By the end of 2017, Baltimore suffered 343 homicides, a new record for killings per capita. This continues a troubling trajectory; overall violent crime between 2012 to 2017 is up 9.8 percent. Most categories of violent crime either increased or stayed about the same, with the biggest percentage growths in homicides, shootings and robberies.
Violence is among the most significant health problems not only because of death and injury, but also because of the harm, fear, and trauma caused to families and communities. It leads to a broad range of mental and physical health problems that disproportionately impact children, youth, and communities of color. Violence is preventable and because of its broad impact on health its prevention promises to provide substantial returns on investments to stop it.
Join expert researchers to learn about violence as a health crisis and research-based best practices around reducing violence. We’ll also discuss how these practices are (or could be) implemented in Baltimore.
Our speakers will be
- Caterina G. Roman, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Temple University, Department of Criminal Justice; and
- Daniel Webster, ScD., Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research report, “Estimating the Effects of Law Enforcement and Public Health Interventions Intended to Reduce Gun Violence in Baltimore”
- Daniel Webster and Caterine Roman's Presentations
This program is part of a series of events focused on Violence Reduction and Prevention in Baltimore City and is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only. Lunch will be served.
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