The data we receive from needs assessments, community surveys, stakeholder interviews, and focus groups helps us to identify or design prevention strategies for an evidence-based approach to program planning. Once prevention strategies are implemented, they are evaluated rigorously to determine their effectiveness. Communities are then encouraged to implement strategies based on the available resources and to continuously assess whether the strategy is a good fit with the community context and achieving its goal of preventing violence.
- Collecting data from stakeholders to understand the root causes of violence and identify hot spots.
- Promoting public health, safety, and trauma with evidence-based interventions and preventative measures by identifying risk factors and promoting protective factors.
- Partner with residents, community-based organizations, and law enforcement agencies to devise and effectively implement a comprehensive safety and trauma recovery plan.