Building Frameworks for Effective Policy Response

BDI empowers community leaders and decision-makers to take action against political violence.

Efforts to develop frameworks for effective policy response require approaches that are both holistic and generational. By addressing immediate needs and investing in long-term capacity, BDI engages with diverse stakeholders at the local, state, and national levels to advance whole-of-society solutions – building momentum to not only counter violence over the short term but also to increase trust in a shared vision of our democracy for the future.

Key Projects

Providing Briefing, Advisory, and Design Assistance

Access tools for developing participatory policy solutions to address the threat of political violence, and reach out to request custom briefings and support.

Elevating De-Escalation and Community Safety Approaches

Explore our state-by-state directory of de-escalation, bystander intervention, and community safety resources and trainings.

Supporting the Next Generation

Learn more about our work to train future researchers, policy practitioners, and decision-makers through hands-on education and mentorship.

Let’s Work Together

We partner with the media, public officials, community groups, and other mission-aligned organizations at the national, state, and local level. Contact us to discuss how we can work together to track and mitigate violence.