Communities across America have been held hostage by rising rates of youth violence, vandalism and substance abuse. People want to be able to take a walk after dark or send their child to the store without fearing for their lives.


There is solid evidence that concerted action within a community can significantly decrease all of those statistics, increase the sense of safety, and enhance community involvement and pride. At PAXIS, we are committed to developing solutions to difficult community problems and to providing information, materials, and training to bring more peace to our communities.