In neighborhoods across the country, trusted service providers and frontline organizations have the solutions we need for improving safety — and public health. Investing in these solutions can help us stop the spread now and build safety for all for generations to come.
This survey aims to provide a snapshot of what leaders working to stop cycles of crime are experiencing and what they need to scale to meet the challenges of today. These are the solutions every state needs for both safety and health, from trauma recovery centers to reentry services to violence interventionists and more. We hope this inspires a rebalancing of our public safety investment priorities and more support for needed safety services.
APRIL 19-25, 2020
Traditionally held each year during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Survivors Speak has transformed from an annual event into a year-long movement, bringing together crime survivors, particularly from communities most affected by crime, to honor loved ones and advocate for smart justice policies that transform families, communities and the state. The campaign season culminates in a National Healing Vigil Day of Action, where over two dozen cities from coast to coast hold healing vigils to honor those we’ve lost, to celebrate those of us still here, and to look towards a future where survivors are safe and have the resources we need to move forward. Whether you’re a survivor or not, join our movement: we can’t do it without our allies, and no survivor should heal alone.LEARN MORE ABOUT SURVIVORS SPEAK 2020