Gun Violence Reduction Project

Gun Violence Reduction Community Needs Assessment Final Report

A gun violence community needs assessment was conducted from September 2022 through June 2023 to better understand the impact gun violence is having on our communities and to identify solutions our communities would like to see.

Findings from the assessment, including recommendations, can be found in the Gun Violence Reduction Community Needs Assessment Final Report. To read the report, click here.

Additional information can be found on the project's engagement page.

 

Project Background

On October 19, 2021, the Board of Supervisors directed the County’s Public Safety Group to research  gun violence reduction programs.

For more information on this Board action:  October 19, 2021: Taking Ghost Guns Off Our Streets and Disrupting the Cycle of Violence Afflicting Our Communities

In response to the Board’s direction, the Public Safety Group led a Gun Violence Reduction Working Group in early 2022 to develop recommendations for Board consideration.

On April 5, 2022, the Board of Supervisors approved the recommendations from the Working Group and authorized a competitive solicitation for a contractor to conduct a regional gun violence reduction community needs assessment.

For more information on this Board action: April 5, 2022: Gun Violence Reduction Program Update and Request to Issue a Competitive Solicitation for Community Needs Assessment

On July 18, 2023, the Final Report and Recommendations were presented to the Board of Supervisors. The item ended in a 2-2 tie vote. Per the Board of Supervisors Rules of Procedure, Rule 2(g), the item must appear on the next regular meeting agenda, which was August 29, 2023. The Chief Administrative Officer withdrew the item from the August 29, 2023 agenda and continued the item at a future date. The future date the item will be presented is February 6, 2024.

For more information on this Board action: July 18, 2023: Gun Violence Community Needs Assessment Final Report and Recommendations

Community Needs Assessment Timeline

  • February 6, 2024: Presenting Final Report and Recommendations to the County Board of Supervisors
  • August 29, 2023: Final Report and Recommendations item to reappear on the Board meeting agenda (per Board of Supervisors Rules of Procedure, Rule 2(g)) - ITEM WITHDRAWN
  • July 18, 2023: Board of Supervisors tie vote (2-2) on the Gun Violence Community Needs Assessment Final Report and Recommendations item
  • June 28, 2023: Gun Violence Needs Assessment Final Report released
  • June 6 - 13, 2023: Hosted Community Presentations to share key findings from the assessment
  • March 9 - March 14, 2023: Hosted Community Forums to share preliminary findings from the assessment
  • January 17 - February 24, 2023: Community and Professional Survey available for completion
  • November 16 - January 6, 2023: Hosted Community Listening Sessions hosted throughout the county
  • August 31 - September 15, 2023: Gun Violence Reduction Advisory Group application window
  • July 27 - August 11, 2022: Conducted competitive solicitation for contractor to conduct a regional gun violence reduction community needs assessment
  • April 5, 2022: Board of Supervisors approved the Gun Violence Reduction Working Group's recommendation to conduct a regional gun violence community needs assessment
  • October 19, 2021, Board of Supervisors directs the Public Safety Group to research  gun violence reduction and disruption options
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