Youth Violence


April 20, 2017

Youth violence is not inevitable. It is preventable. Working together, communities can stop youth violence before it starts. Significant, broad and lasting prevention requires a comprehensive approach. No single program or organization can do it alone. Preventing youth violence involves collaboration among many sectors—including justice, public health, social services, education and business.

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Data-based Justice Solutions
Gun Crime

On March 15, 2015, Marcus Ladson killed Curtis Avent in Cleveland as part of a shooting spree in revenge for the gang-related killing of his cousin. Without eyewitnesses or DNA evidence, there were few leads. Through the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN), investigators were able to link shell casings from the crime scene to four prior incidents.

Crime Victims
Data-based Justice Solutions
Mental Illness

As both a trauma surgeon AND police Lieutenant with the Dallas Police Department, I spend an inordinate amount of time mitigating the aftermath of violence. 

Animal Cruelty

In the United States, state and federal animal protection statutes have been in existence for over a century. 

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Community-police Relations

While policing approaches have evolved and adapted over the years, the undergirding philosophy of policing in a democratic society has remained the same: citizen-driven and service-focused.

Puzzle Pieces
Sexual Assault

Texas leads the nation in population and job growth. The University of Texas (UT) is determined to also take the lead in the fight to stop sexual violence.

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Community-police Relations
Data-based Justice Solutions
Officer Safety

Armstrong v. Village of Pinehurst is a clear reminder that legal standards around police de-escalation are rapidly evolving.

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