Guns Are Just One Reason Why Children Die
For almost 40 years, Child Trends has been a leading institution in the effort to improve the lives and prospects of all children and youth through rigorous research. Their work has helped shape the public policies that affect children and families, strengthened a wide array of social services, and increased public awareness of child and youth issues. You can sign up to get their weekly emails that let you know about the most recent research into what is affecting the lives of children and their families.
Natalia Pane, the COO of Child Trends about an article she wrote titled Gun Violence Is The Most Common Cause of Death For Young Men. She told us that in her research into the causes of childhood deaths she backed into the statistics of gun deaths for young men.
Today host Keith Brown El and Natalia will look at what causes childhood deaths including the gun violence in an effort to help you keep your children safe.
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The Institute for Criminal Justice Training Reform
Every year more than a thousand people die at the hands of the police and even more are injured. Many of these deaths and injuries could be prevented by reforming the training of police. The Institute for Criminal Justice Training Reform sees the complexity that exists within our broken criminal justice system. They understand that reform cannot depend on one methodology and use a 3-dimensional approach to end police and law enforcement brutality, by focusing on Community Impact, Improved Curricula, and Legislative Change to reform training.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE
Our mission is to save lives and reduce injury among the public and the police by reforming the deeply inadequate, antiquated, and flawed training models, policies and procedures and legislative standards for employees in the United States’ Criminal Justice System particularly those with the power to arrest, detain, commit and kill.
We believe in a few basic principals. First, all employees, regardless of the profession, work best when they are adequately trained. Second, training should be relevant, up-to-date, and based on scientific principles. The scope and length of training, as well as other prerequisites, should be reasonable compared to the responsibilities, especially those whose actions could have an impact on life and civil liberties. And third, curricula must be developed through diverse collaboration with communities who will be impacted the most.
Our work provides advocacy, research, analysis, training, policy and curricula recommendations to support legislative and training changes. We collaborate with partners in law enforcement, academics, medical professionals, policy and legislative analysts, civic organizations and community groups to improve law enforcement training on federal, state and local levels.
Host Margot Patterson and Randy Shrewsberry, Executive Director of the Institute for Criminal Justice Training Reform will discuss what reforms are necessary to produce better-trained police, safer streets and fewer deaths and injuries.