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March 7, 2013

UNITY Updates

In this issue:

UNITY Launches “Reports from the Field”

Stay current on news, research and innovations with Reports from the Field, a new UNITY web page dedicated to cutting-edge stories and reports about preventing violence in U.S. cities. This running catalog of recommended reading is designed to spark new ideas, prompt discussion and strengthen cities’ efforts to create peaceful streets.  


New Look for UNITY RoadMap Online
Explore the nine elements of the UNITY RoadMap with this online module. This new interactive format makes it easy to learn about the who, what and how of preventing violence, in whatever order you choose. Refine your city’s efforts with a quick read-through of all the elements, or dive deep into a particular element where you’d like additional guidance. Get started, and use the UNITY RoadMap Gauge in the lower right corner, to identify gaps and measure progress.


Register for Webinar: Links Between Multiple Forms of Violence 

Good Solutions Solve Multiple Problems: 
Addressing the Links Between Multiple Forms of Violence

Monday, March 18, 2013
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PT / 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET
Register Now

Join UNITY Managers Annie Lyles and Xavier Morales to learn about cross-cutting solutions that address multiple forms of violence at once and can prevent childhood trauma. All violence is connected, and recognizing the links between different forms of violence can strengthen prevention efforts. Factors that make family violence more likely may also operate at the neighborhood level, for example, and building resilience in young people can protect against multiple forms of violence whether in communities, schools or at home. Register for the webinar, hosted by Futures Without Violence as part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Defending Childhood Initiative.


A Prevention Institute initiative, UNITY is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in part by The Kresge Foundation. For more information, visit www.preventioninstitute.org/unity.

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Welcome, Baltimore City!

As the newest member of the UNITY City Network, Baltimore joins a community of practice, where leaders of more than 20 cities across the U.S. benefit from training and technical assistance, share effective strategies and learn from each other.

RFP for City Leaders to Promote Black Male Achievement

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