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Conflict is a normal part of life. However, in a country where guns outnumber people, altercations can become deadly. Disagreements disproportionately turn violent in marginalized communities plagued with disinvestment, oppression, and a history of trauma. We must look to intervention models that work to prevent neighborhood gun violence.

Download Rooted in Restorative Justice, Violence Interrupters Increase the Peace, a new paper by José Santos Moreno, Kristen Archer, and Anika Forrest which explores violence interruption, a newer approach to addressing gun violence which can stop gun violence before it occurs and build up the dignity of impacted communities.

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Save Our Streets Brooklyn violence interrupters
Save Our Streets Brooklyn
José Santos Woss

José Santos Moreno

Director for Justice Reform

José Santos (Woss) Moreno is FCNL’s director for justice reform. He leads FCNL’s work on criminal justice reform, election integrity, and policing.

Kristen Archer

Kristen Archer

Social Media & Editorial Director

Kristen helps to engage and expand FCNL’s online community and amplify its voice through social media. In this role, she also develops long-form editorial content and serves as an in-house writing trainer for Program Assistants and other colleagues.

Anika Forrest

Anika Forrest

Legislative Director, Domestic Policy

Anika Forrest leads FCNL’s domestic policy team. In this role, she guides the team’s legislative and policy strategy and directs the migration policy program.