Friday News Roundup: How Does the Built Environment Interact with Crime and NJ Declares Violence a Public Health Crisis

Ameena Matthews to Receive 2013 ‘Freedom from Fear” Award from Roosevelt Institute ( Violence interrupter, Ameena Matthews, will receive the 2013 Roosevelt Institute “Freedom from Fear” Medal, which celebrates her intervention and prevention work with Cure Violence.


It's time for our Friday News Roundup. (Image courtesy of Creative Commons)

It’s time for our Friday News Roundup. (Image courtesy of Creative Commons)

Can You Tell How Dangerous A Neighborhood Is From Just A Picture? (Fast Company): People are surprisingly good at determining how safe and how rich a neighborhood is just by looking at an image on Google Street View. What does this say about how the built environment interacts with crime and income inequality?

Center for Court Innovation Launches Podcast Series on Collaborations Between Law Enforcement and Public Health in Preventing Violence (Cure Violence blog): A new podcast series launched in an effort to bring together law enforcement, public health experts, and policymakers to share resources and strategies for violence prevention.

Integrating Prevention Strategies Into Organizations That Address Intimate Partner Violence ( From 2007 to 2013, the DELTA PREP project prepared 19 state-level domestic violence coalitions to address primary prevention of intimate partner violence. RWJF shares key results from the program.

TEDMED Great Challenges: Where Health Begins: Social Determinants of Health (TEDMED): On Thursday, September 12th, at 2pm ET, the TEDMED community will convene to discuss where health begins, diving into the social determinants of health — the role they play in driving the health of future generations and the new tools and resources available to communities.

Violence Officially A Public Health Crisis In New Jersey (New Jersey 101.5): Governor Chris Christie signed a bill declaring violence a public heatlh crisis in the state of New Jersey. The bill calls for the creation of a commission to look at ways to curb violence and more.