An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal.
Shootings, acts of violence, crimes, abuse, suicides, overdoses, and other incidents and tragedies are increasing nationwide. Cities across the nation saw a surge of homicides in 2020 and many cities were at or near record levels for homicides in 2021. Cities also saw spikes in 2020 and 2021 with crimes, abuse, suicides, overdoses, and other incidents. Organizations, schools, and communities have continued to add more security solutions as well as more hotlines, safety/threat assessment teams, policies, trainings, and laws. However, violence and crime statistics do not reflect better safety.
Narrated by Bonnie Weidler
Rick Shaw founded Awareity in 2004 and founded First Preventers in 2019 and is a prevention expert, author, and prevention coach to organizations and communities. For the past 20+ years, he has been researching post-incident reports, lawsuits, and lessons learned to identify the profile of failed preventions involving terrorism, violence, shootings, suicides, sex abuse, human trafficking, and numerous other incidents. His unique research exposed a profile of failed preventions due to dangerous gaps, silos, and disconnects that conventional and old playbook practices have created. He utilized the research to develop the First Preventers Model.