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Mike McLively

Community Violence INITIATIVE POLICY Director, Giffords Law Center Expertise:  Implementation, State Laws, Community Violence
Mike McLively is a senior staff attorney at Giffords Law Center and director of the organization’s Community Violence Initiative, an effort to use policy mechanisms to support and promote evidence-based violence intervention strategies in America’s most impacted communities.

The author of three major reports on the topic of community violence, including A Case Study in Hope: Lessons from Oakland’s Remarkable Reduction in Gun Violence, Mike has spoken in many public forums—and to many state and local leaders across the country—about the need to address the day-to-day shootings that fuel America’s gun violence epidemic.

An expert on gun policy, Mike has discussed and debated issues related to gun violence on national television, including CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, and has appeared on a variety of radio programs on NPR and other networks. Mike has also been quoted extensively in articles covering gun violence in publications such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, VICE News, and Mother Jones.


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