The Gun Violence Prevention Network is a year-long issue network made up of four community foundation teams that will work together to build a base of knowledge in effective gun violence prevention practice and advance these practices in the communities they serve.
The Gun Violence Prevention Network will catalyze and expand local gun violence prevention by learning about and adapting best practices from across the country. Participating community foundations will also work together to apply a racial equity lens to their gun violence prevention initiatives.
About the Gun Violence Prevention Network
The Gun Violence Prevention Network is a community foundation issue network managed by CFLeads and funded by the California Wellness Foundation.
The Network, which is comprised of four community foundation teams that include CEOs, senior staff and community partners, will work together over a year to learn about the different methods of gun violence prevention and identify a cohesive strategy appropriate for their own community.
The Network will be guided by national gun violence prevention experts and speakers who will provide substantive information on current research and best practices, connect teams to resources, and provide one-on-one content advice.
Community foundations participating in this Network will leave with:
- An energized, committed internal team that is working effectively together on gun violence prevention strategies and plans;
- A better understanding of effective gun violence prevention practices;
- A general understanding of local gun violence data;
- A blueprint to start or expand local gun violence prevention activities; and
- Strong peer connections to draw upon in the future.
The content partner for this network is Reginald (Reggie) Moore, Director of Violence Prevention Policy and Engagement for the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Comprehensive Injury Center.
For more than five years, Reggie Moore led a community-driven process and convened multi-sector partners to launch and implement The Blueprint for Peace, a comprehensive gun violence prevention initiative in Milwaukee. He joined the Medical College of Wisconsin this past spring and grounds his work in the understanding of violence as a public health matter.
As our content partner, Moore will help network participants learn about and apply specific gun violence prevention best practices.
The following community foundations are members of the Gun Violence Prevention Network:
- The Cleveland Foundation
- Community Foundation of Greater Flint
- Kalamazoo Community Foundation
- Ventura County Community Foundation
If you have any questions about the Gun Violence Prevention Network, please contact Caroline Merenda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-854-3547.