Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

We are highlighting this organization because it engages in a “community justice”-oriented approach to political change.


The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute is a center healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, trauma, grief, and loss. The LDB Peace Institute works to create and sustain an environment where all families can live in peace and all people are valued.

Example of their community justice framework:

We believe all families impacted by murder deserve to be treated with dignity and compassion, regardless of the circumstances.

Types of programs and projects:

  • Peacezone – an elementary school-based program (ages 4 -11 years) designed to increase students’ ability to make positive decisions avoid risk-taking behavior and heal from trauma and loss.
  • Crisis management and outreach services to families of murder victims
  • TTAC – a technical assistance center that provides training and tools to public health professionals and institutional stakeholders who serve families impacted by murder so that they can implement effective and equitable homicide response protocols

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