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NY Times Reports on Unequal Spike in Violence in the U.S.

Updated: Jan 20

As Providence struggles through the worst gun violence in many years, an article in the New York Times addresses this very situation our community is facing. Times Reporter German Lopez explored explanations for the surge in violence, namely the COVID-19 pandemic, the protests for racial justice in the summer of 2020, and the record-breaking surge in gun sales.


Lopez offers short and long-term solutions that our staff, clients, partners, and supporters have been striving toward since the Institute was founded by the ministry at St. Michael's Church in Providence:

Mayor Elorza and the Providence City Council have taken strong measures to address these issues by funding programs that will directly improve the lives of the people directly impacted by violence:

Complimenting the City's initiatives, NVI provides additional targeted support through our Intervention Team. Outreach Specialists are on the streets diffusing potentially violent situations, and Victim Services provide key support and services to those directly impacted by violence.


We know how to break the cycle of violence and we are thrilled to be part of the solution.