According to a report by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI Sep16′),”There were an estimated 1,197,704 Violent Crimes…an unprecedented 3.9% increase since 2014.”
While the processing of Background checks is “good business”, we would prefer to see a reduction in crime and safer streets.
In the coming months, we will be launching a broader platform of safety information, violence reduction techniques, and articles by experts– in the fields of psychology, sociology, sports, and education– who study the various elements of violence.
To begin, we invite you to visit the Violence Reduction Network, an effort by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to insert itself into the community and establishing a needs analysis for different neighborhoods
Furthermore, we hope you will watch “The Mask you Live In, a broad based documentary following boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating Americas narrow definition of masculinity.”
In 2014, more than 73% of those arrested in the US were Males. Men accounted for 80.4% of persons arrested for violent crime as well as 62.9%of those arrested for property crime. This issue is referred to as the “Boy Crisis”
This film illustrates the ways education, media and American society can promote a healthier image for men across the board.
Known as THE MAHARISHI EFFECT, In 1960, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi predicted that one percent of a population practicing the TM technique would produce measurable improvements in the quality of life for the whole population. Based on a collective- consciousness, groups were studied on a metropolitan, provincial and national level through the 1970s and the prediction of violence regression proved correct in numerous studies.
Take a look at how the Robert W Coleman Elementary School in Baltimore Maryland incorporated a mindfulness room— leading to Zero Suspensions its first year.