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Achieving racial justice and safety requires changes in policies, systems, and resources. Policy includes procedures, administrative actions, incentives, and organizational and voluntary practices at the local, state, and national levels. Systems are all around us and shape our community environments and daily lives—examples include the education system, criminal legal system, health system, and housing system, to name a few. Decisions about which policies and systems to prioritize and advance over others are often reflected in the allocation and distribution of resources. These decisions can either contribute to racial justice and safety, or lead to further structural inequities and violence. This module offers resources, tools, and case examples to apply racial justice principles to violence prevention policy, systems change, and resource efforts.