Toronto is in the midst of a gun violence crisis. it's putting everyone's lives at risk.Sign the petition

Operation Prefrontal Cortex has started a petition asking the city and province to adopt the Advance Peace program.

Advance Peace began in Richmond, California in 2007 when the city saw a high of 47 homicides (8x the national average). The next year, Advance Peace was able to reduce gun homicides to 27 — a 40% drop. By 2014 the city saw a record low of 11 homicides.


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About Advance Peace

Advance Peace interrupts gun violence in American urban neighborhoods by providing transformational opportunities to young men involved in lethal firearm offenses and placing them in a high-touch, personalized fellowship—the Peacemaker Fellowship®.

By working with and supporting a targeted group of individuals at the core of gun hostilities, Advance Peace bridges the gap between anti-violence programming and a hard-to-reach population at the center of violence in urban areas, thus breaking the cycle of gun hostilities and altering the trajectory of these men’s lives.

Advance Peace works with both public and community-based stakeholders to establish responsive community-driven strategies that achieve high-impact outcomes for those caught in the cycle of urban gun violence.

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About Operation Prefrontal Cortex

We are a program dedicated to harnessing the power of mindfulness and meditation to help reduce the incidents of gun, mass and police violence in Toronto.

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