WE KNOW WHAT WORKS
We know what works - from local and national experts, academics and other cities. Pilot programs and historic violence reduction efforts in DC have shown impressive results. These efforts must be expanded to reach every at-risk group and individual. In addition, there are impressive models from other cities that can help accelerate the District's progress. We don't need to reinvent the wheel. We can do this utilizing data, expert advice, and credible local community leadership.
Drawing from the best examples nationwide
Partnership For Safe and Peaceful Communities (PSPC) was started in 2016 by several Chicago foundations and has almost $100 million committed to gun violence reduction efforts.
PSPC coordinates giving and directs it to community nonprofits. This has been effective in sustaining essential neighborhood violence reduction efforts.
In addition, PSPC has launched two organizations which are setting the standard for violence reduction and transforming lives: READI (which is part of the Heartland Alliance), and Communities Partnering For Peace (which is part of Metropolitan Family Services). Other “best-in-class” programs include: CRED, Advance Peace, ROCA, and the Urban Peace Institute.
Our goal is to draw from these models and help launch local versions of these organizations within the strategic plan of Peace For DC and the District government.
WE KNOW WHAT WORKS
URBAN PEACE INSTITUTE
Peace Academy and System Reinvention
ROCA, READI, CRED
CURE THE STREETS
DC Pilot Program
NYC Longer Term Program
CHOOSE TO CHANGE
PHILANTHROPY DRIVES RESULTS
Peace For DC knows that private investment will enable speed and flexibility, as well as community ownership of solutions, and sustainability. Government alone cannot provide this.
There are numerous examples of other cities that have harnessed the power of private investment to unleash the full potential of community providers, coupled with expert advice and transparent data. DC too can accomplish this.