A Public Health Approach for Reducing Crime

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

A trend exists among city leaders shifting toward a public health approach to violence, mental illness and drug addiction and away from a purely reactive law enforcement approach. City leaders are taking a longer-term view informed by what works to improve public safety. Hear from a panel of three cities with innovative and successful initiatives, and better understand the connection between local, statewide and nationwide efforts. Take home best practices and lessons learned for developing and implementing a public health approach to these persistent city concerns.



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