Former Stoneleigh Fellow Danielle Sered authored an article for Forbes discussing the violence reduction model she leads at Common Justice.
What does it mean to try to “end violence”?
At Common Justice, we envision a world without violence, then work to make it possible, fully aware that we aren’t likely to achieve it in our lifetimes. What we know is that to begin to achieve that goal, we have to deal with the fact that structural and interpersonal violence are connected. Unless overall systems support well-being, access to good housing, education, living wages, and health care, we can expect more interpersonal violence. And despite what we are taught about safety, we know that one of the greatest causes of violence in our society is prison.