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About Summer of Nonviolence

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Albuquerque Community Safety
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The "Summer of Nonviolence" initiative is a strategic response by Bernalillo County and City of Albuquerque to the historically observed increase in violence during the summer months, aiming to foster a culture of peace and community cohesion. Drawing upon evidence-based strategies proven effective in other urban settings, this initiative integrates city-wide cease-fire efforts, youth employment programs, educational opportunities, community engagement, and mental health support into a cohesive program designed to address the multifaceted nature of violence.

Inspired by the success of cease-fire initiatives, Albuquerque's approach includes direct engagement with high-risk individuals through conflict mediation and community mobilization. The "Summer of Nonviolence" initiative represents a comprehensive effort to reduce violent incidents in Albuquerque through a collaborative effort involving local government, non-profits, educational institutions, and community groups. By implementing these evidence-based strategies, the initiative not only aims to decrease violent crime rates among youth during the summer but also to enhance community trust, strengthen support networks, and equip individuals with nonviolent coping mechanisms. Continuous evaluation will ensure the initiative's strategies are effective and responsive to the community's needs, making Albuquerque a safer, more peaceful place to live.


Community Participation includes:

  1. Signing a Nonviolence Commitment Pledge
  2. Attend Youth Community Events
  3. Volunteer
  4. Attend Education Seminars Regarding Nonviolence and other hard topics.


The "Summer of Nonviolence" initiative has successfully developed and implemented a comprehensive structure of committees, each dedicated to a specific aspect of the program's overarching goal to promote peace and nonviolence within the community. This organizational framework includes committees focused on Events and Volunteerism, Quality Control and Reporting, Budget Management, Community Outreach and Partnerships, Public Relations, Education, and the Youth Advisory Board. Each committee is tasked with specific responsibilities that align with the initiative's objectives, from planning and executing community events to managing finances, engaging with the public, and ensuring the initiative's activities are both impactful and sustainable. Through this structured approach, the "Summer of Nonviolence" initiative is poised to effectively address the multifaceted challenges of promoting nonviolence, demonstrating a commitment to collaborative action and community engagement.



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