Our Mission

The Gun Violence Prevention Education Center/Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence (GPEC/ICHV) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the reduction of death and injury caused by firearms. This mission is achieved by:

  • Educating the public about the facts regarding firearm violence and misuse;
  • Producing and publishing educational materials to inform the public about the problem of firearm violence;
  • Serving as a clearinghouse for information on the issue of firearm violence;
  • Reviewing and making recommendations regarding the fairness, enforceability, and effectiveness of regulations and criminal sanctions related to firearms;
  • Working with special interest groups including health care professionals, law enforcements officials, and community groups to bring special perspectives to the issue;
  • Advocating for legislative goals which would reduce the easy access to firearms; and
  • Establishing a strong statewide organization with the numerical strength to translate public opinion into effective public policy.

Although GPEC/ICHV is predominantly a statewide organization, at times it conducts projects consistent with its mission on a national or regional level.



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THE GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION CENTER/ [LINE BREAK] ILLINOIS COUNCIL AGAINST HANDGUN VIOLENCE

The Gun Violence Prevention Education Center (GPEC) and the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence (ICHV) are combining forces to be a preeminent leader in the fight to reduce death and injury caused by gun violence in Illinois through education, research, organizing and enforcement around public policy. We are preparing to maximize impact by organizing operations, identifying strengths, and strategically expanding the gun violence prevention (GVP) efforts already in progress. Using proven digital and grassroots strategies, GPEC and ICHV will come together to build a powerful network that holds institutions accountable for passing and enforcing common sense gun policies.

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Chicago, Illinois 60601

p) 312. 243. ICHV (4248)

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