Reducing Gun Violence: Community Problem Solving in AtlantaJune 2006
The fifth report in NIJ's Reducing Gun Violence series examines the lessons learned from an ambitious program implemented during the late 1990s in Atlanta to reduce juvenile gun violence. The city adopted a problem-solving approach within an existing program called "Project PACT." Atlanta PACT formed strategic partnerships with Federal, State, and local law enforcement and community-based groups to break the chain of illegal events leading up to juvenile gun violence. Some of the partnerships and strategies formed then endure today within Project Safe Neighborhoods. The report describes the program's methods and lessons for other communities.