Preventing Targeted Violence: Data-Driven Strategies in a Post COVID World

Friday, May 14, 2021
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Online Event

The Violence Project is a nonprofit 501c3, nonpartisan research center dedicated to reducing violence in society using data and analysis to improve policy and practice.

Our research on mass shootings, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, has received global media attention. 

The Off-Ramp Project, one of the arms of TVP, is a hub of information, training, and resources focused on preventing all forms of violence, and specifically mass shootings. Off-Ramp translates findings from the mass shooter database into tangible, evidence-based, accessible strategies and skills to prevent future violence. 


This professional development training covers the following -

  • What we know about targeted violence
  • Data on school and workplace shooters
  • The impact of COVID-19 on targeted violence
  • Off-Ramps from Violence - Resources, Training, Policy
  • Building a Crisis Response Team
  • Social Media Safety

Who should attend this training?

  • School administrators
  • Teachers and support staff
  • Human Resource specialists
  • Security and School Resource Officers
  • Legislators and policy makers
  • School safety advocates

This event takes place online - participants will be sent a Zoom link prior to the event.

Dr. Jillian Peterson is a psychologist and professor of criminology and criminal justice at Hamline University. Jill launched her career as a special investigator in New York City, researching the life histories of men facing the death penalty. She is certified in restorative justice, crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

Dr. James Densley is a sociologist and professor of criminal justice at Metropolitan State University. James first moved to the United States to teach special education in the New York City public schools. He is one of the world’s leading experts on street gangs and youth violence.

All procedes from this event support The Violence Project Research Center (501c3).

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