Source: (1995) St. Paul, MN: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Publishing Center.

This manual presents information on how rural communities can name and monitor peacemaking and violence; understand how they administer restorative justice; raise nonviolent children; and achieve and celebrate reconciliation, equity, and inclusion among diverse people. Efforts to make a difference across all categories of violence include reducing alcohol and other drug abuse, increasing community collaboration and education, reducing poverty, increasing the availability of health care and safe places for victims, and restricting access to firearms. A total of 88 strategies which can be effective in preventing and intervening in specific violent behaviors, improving victim services, and reducing repeat offenses are presented.