Cities often have differing methods of preventing homicides and other types of violence, and a program in Chicago has been successful in lowering homicide rates while inspiring other cities to develop similar initiatives. Kansas City, in particular, has created a program called Aim4Peace, which delivers counseling, therapy, and other preventive care to those at-risk for acts of violence against others. But as funding for such programs becomes ever more difficult to find, some are considering whether Aim4Peace should continue to be supported at all, leaving many advocates concerned over the future of quality preventive care for some of humanity’s most pressing issues.
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