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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.

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Studies on mass shootings assess trends, gauge effectiveness, and recommend policies

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South Florida Sun Sentinel

Day of healing and service events planned for Parkland school shooting anniversary

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Michigan Radio NPR

U.S. Supreme Court deals rare victory to Flint residents suing over the city's water crisis

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The New York Times

An Overlooked Danger: School Shootings After Hours

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NBC News

U.S. mass killings hit new high in 2019, most were shootings

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