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We serve as the source for best evidence to achieve a social understanding of mass violence upon which civic leaders, mental health professionals, journalists, policy makers, and victim assistance professionals can rely. Our vision is to provide communities access to evidence-based information and resources needed to effectively prepare for and respond to mass violence incidents.

News & Updates


'We Must Keep Loving': Trauma Lingers 2 Years After Mass Shooting In Las Vegas

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The New York Times

Inside a Deadly American Summer

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MUSC Catalyst News

Combating mass shooting anxiety with data - and awareness

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USA Today

Not an unreasonable fear: Mass shootings such as the one at Gilroy Garlic Festival more numerous, deadly

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US records nearly 20 mass killings for the year so far

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