What is the Healing Justice Alliance?
You would not believe how excited we are to have you join us.
Who are we?
The Healing Justice Alliance is a partnership between Youth ALIVE!, Cure Violence, Berkeley Media Studies Group and the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (NNHVIP) and sponsored by the federal Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), that have come together to help communities address violence as a health issue.
Who are you?
Twelve OVC grantee sites Supporting Male Survivors of Violence (SMSV), 25 U.S. cities replicating the Cure Violence model, 28 NNHVIP member programs conducting hospital-based violence intervention, and public, private and community partners in our shared work -- you are the movement of people who are conducting the programs and creating the policies to help break the cycle of violence in our communities.
What will we do?
The Healing Justice Alliance believes the best practices in healing are homegrown – they are of, by and for people who are and have been exposed to violence. We are committed to cross-training and peer-learning, focused around your interests and expertise. Toward that end, we will facilitate peer-based monthly working groups. Once a year, we will host a conference to come together and learn face-to-face from each other. You can also expect a newsletter every other month, with information on upcoming webinars, recently published research, funding opportunities, trauma-informed care and messaging and communications strategies. In other months, we will offer webinars on these topics and others to help us all continue to learn together. In fact, mark your calendars now because Healing Justice Alliance webinars will fall on the 2nd Wednesday of every odd month at 3pm Eastern Time!
What will you do?
If you are interested in a specific topic that you would like to learn more about, let us know by emailing HealingJusticeAlliance@gmail.com
. If there is an area in which you are willing to share your expertise, please contact us. In fact, if you have any feedback at all, let us know. The Healing Justice Alliance is yours to shape, and we look forward to learning and growing in our effectiveness together!