December 31, 2020

The Work, Funding And Challenges Of Addressing The Root Causes Of Violence



Violent crime is one of many ways the pandemic disproportionately impacts Indianapolis’s Black residents. The pandemic set off social fault lines that influence violence, and Indianapolis sets a new homicide record almost daily.

Many Indianapolis organizations, public and private, hope to lower violent crime by addressing root causes. These groups mentor, feed people, increase employment opportunities, reduce homelessness and connect those in need with mental health services.

Increasingly, more residents and community leaders see this work as critical, and numerous organizations received more money this year to address the spike in need. All say it is not enough.

This series reports on their work, their funding and their ongoing challenges.

How One Indianapolis Neighborhood Is Looking For And Finding Solutions To Inequity, Poverty And Violence
Pandemic Fuels Increasing Food Insecurity In Indianapolis
Grassroots Organizations Often Struggle With The Cost Of Change
Moves For More Crisis Assistance Resources


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