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Urban Peacebuilding Initiative

Global Peace Foundation - NJCU Community Engagement

A Global Peace Foundation project in:

The Urban Peacebuilding Initiative is designed to build community resilience by strengthening partnerships between community members, faith leaders, and first responders. The approach includes community engagement events and a series of trainings to help community members identify resources to prevent extreme violence. Global Peace Foundation continues to build on cross community engagement efforts in New Jersey through its Train-the-Trainer and Community Building project in Jersey City, Camden, and Paterson.

 

 

Project Details

Global Peace Foundation hopes to replicate the model in different States and different countries that seek to build trust and develop open lines of communication. This current effort builds on the work of GPF.

It is essential to educate communities about extreme violence, how it hurts innocent victims and what we can do to protect our communities. The most effective way is to create well-informed and well-equipped families, communities, businesses, and local institutions so that they are our best defense against extreme violence.

This training is funded by the United States Department of Homeland Security and is a part of a comprehensive approach which includes community engagement and an in-depth look at the role of social media and radicalization. We have worked closely with New Jersey law enforcement including the Attorney General’s Office and New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness in developing our approach.

Additional Resources

Websites:

Terrorism Prevention Partnerships, US-Department of Homeland Security

“SEE something SAY something”, State of New Jersey, OHSP

Bias Crime Unit, State of New Jersey

“You Are the Help Until Help Arrives”, FEMA

Resources to Protect Your House of Worship, FEMA

NJ 211

Videos:

Run. Hide. Fight

Evan by Sandy Hook Promise