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Watch reside: Houston Police Chief Finner, Judge Hidalgo on new program designed to decrease gun violence

The proposal from Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis would focus on “health-based strategies” to deal with root causes of violence.

As regulation enforcement continues to battle a violent crime surge in Houston and Harris County, they’re including a new health-based technique targeted on prevention. 

“The Harris County Violence Interruption Program is a community-based solution to reduce gun violence using public health techniques that operates outside and complementary to law enforcement,” in accordance to the proposal from Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Police Chief Troy Finner will be a part of Ellis at a 2 p.m. information convention to announce extra particulars. You can watch it right here, on our app or on khou.com.

Here’s an excerpt from Ellis’ proposal that additional explains the way it works.

“Health-based interventions deal with root causes of violence and advance preventive efforts to guarantee our communities are as protected and wholesome as doable. 

The program works on a person and population-level to stop gun violence earlier than it happens and stops the unfold of additional violence by interrupting ongoing conflicts. 

The program incorporates the simplest methods from community-based and hospital-based violence prevention packages throughout the nation. 

These parts embrace: 

  • Using qualitative and quantitative knowledge to establish people and places most impacted by gun violence
  • Outreach to individuals who have skilled or are at excessive danger of being concerned in a violent encounter via credible messengers in neighborhoods and hospital settings
  • Intensive engagement via coordination care groups that assist residents meet fundamental wants and deal with the chance components for violence
  • Community-wide engagement to proactively talk clear messages about options to violence and gun security. 

This program might be overseen by Harris County Public Health (HCPH) in a new Community Health and Violence Prevention Services Division (“Division”).”

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