Public Health and Public Safety Collaborations Use Innovative Ideas to Prevent Crime
Date:  03-28-2014

Fit Zones, Cure Violence Initiatives take back neighborhoods and help reduce violence
A new National Institute of Justice article, Healthy Communities May Make Safe Communities: Public Health Approaches to Violence Prevention, discusses how collaborations between public health and public safety organizations have proven successful in preventing crime and reducing violence:

“Researchers who study violence in communities know that it can spread much like an outbreak of flu or measles. In innovative programs around the United States and overseas, law enforcement is teaming up with public health experts and researchers to understand how violence occurs and how it can be prevented.”

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