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GLOBAL INNOVATIONS ON YOUTH VIOLENCE, SAFETY & JUSTICE

Outcomes

WHAT DO WE HOPE TO ACHIEVE THROUGH THIS INITIATIVE?

The main goals of this multi-year initiative are to:

  1. Enhance Community Safety and Cohesion

  2. Reduce Violence, Crime and Incarceration

  3. Transform Judicial and Prison Systems

In addressing these three goals, the initiative aims to accelerate systems change and lasting result at three levels: 

  1. Individual lived experience by enhancing community safety and cohesion

  2. Individual/community interactions with systems of authority, law and order by reducing violence, crime and incarceration

  3. System/institutional mandates, funding, staffing, metrics and accountability by transforming judicial and prison systems.

For each level of intervention, the participants in the initiative will identify and evaluate approaches, tools and technologies in four specific fields:

  1. New intervention points that could have long-term benefits for reducing violence, injustice, racism, and implicit bias/prejudice in and outside criminal justice systems.

  2. Multi-country comparisons, focusing initially on national/subnational jurisdictions that have pioneered successful approaches in criminal justice policy and practice.

  3. Direct engagement of people and communities of color and other marginalized communities to learn from and amplify their voices.

  4. New initiatives to change attitudes, behaviors, and investments, responding to racial and social justice protests in the United States and around the world and to risks and demands driven by the pandemic.

Salzburg Global, partners and participants in the initiative will communicate and disseminate the most promising research-based strategies to reduce rates of violence, incarceration, and recidivism to policymakers and communities in the US and globally through publications, media, products, video interviews/documentaries, targeted recommendations, and a future cross-sector research agenda.