Dallas County, Texas

Judge-Run Program Addresses Disarming Domestic Violence Offenders

Dallas County, Texas, is known for being one of the most populated counties in Texas and a statewide leader on combating domestic violence. However, the county lagged behind in its efforts to…

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State of Wisconsin

A Midwest State Uses a Model Protocol, Legislation and Ingenuity to Gain Compliance With Firearm Surrender.

Wisconsin had legislated firearm prohibitions similar to the federal law, however, enforcement of the prohibitions remained challenging. In 2009, a subcommittee of the Governor’s Council on Domestic…

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Baltimore, Maryland

Specialized Unit Enhances Service of Orders and Confiscation of Firearms

In 2009, Maryland enacted a law requiring a judge to order firearms confiscated from people who have final protective orders filed against them.

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Atlanta, Georgia

A Metro Atlanta County Creates an Effective Surrender Protocol Utilizing the Federal Surrender Laws.

DeKalb County Georgia criminal justice partners set out to save lives with a firearm reduction initiative. Though initially met with reluctance, committed individuals stayed the course until they…

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King County, Washington

Leaders Take Action to Curb Gun Violence

King County, Washington is home to the city of Seattle and roughly 2.1 million people. It is known for its great coffee, the Space needle and unfortunately, a significant amount of gun violence. 130…

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Lexington, Kentucky

A Kentucky Community Races to Provide Safety.

Lexington, Kentucky is a community that understands that time is often critical in keeping domestic violence victims safe. Two initiatives launched by the Fayette County Sheriff and Fayette County…

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San Mateo, CA

A Coastal Community Leads the Way With Strong Laws and Effective Enforcement.

California leads the nation with some of the strictest laws on guns. Since 2004, anyone served with a temporary protective order is given only 24 hours to turn over any weapons to local law…

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