On the average, at least one person has been murdered in Philadelphia every day over the last 25 years — and more than three-quarters of them have been killed with a gun.
The Gun Crisis Reporting Project is a nonprofit, open source journalism organization intended to fill the gaps in gun violence reporting, seeking not to blame but contending that there is an epidemic of homicide by gunfire in Philadelphia and similar cities — and seeking solutions.
We will strive to bear witness to this crisis but avoid the perpetuation of fear, stereotypes and polarizing debates. We are interested in the theory that youth violence would be best addressed as a public health challenge — but will seek innovative solutions and evidence of violence reduction in every corner.
We study the landscape and the roots of the crisis, strive to illuminate the individuals and organizations working to intervene and disrupt violence, and expand the community of citizens who refuse to rest until we make a difference.
And we remember the victims.
The Gun Crisis Reporting Project is a member of the New Beginnings Nonprofit Incubator at Resources for Human Development, Inc. (RHD). RHD is a large, diversified nonprofit organization, based in Philadelphia that oversees roughly 160 programs. The New Beginnings Incubator provides small and startup nonprofit programs with a range of services and support designed to help them grow to achieve their missions. The Gun Crisis Reporting Project is responsible for all of its own fundraising.