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Where trauma greets liberation!

The Urban Advocate® began as a metaphor for some who was willing to go against the grain and stand up for community against institutions. Over time we evolved to a collective of folks who are using our skills and experiences to combat gun-related violence in the City of Atlanta's Black neighborhoods. 

Our practice

Guns Down Mechanicsville

Our flagship project focused on understanding acts of gun-related violence and ACEs in Mechanicsville.

Restorative Justice

Tailored initiatives to restore and reconnect communities after incidences of gun-related violence. Our role in this work focuses on individuals who commit acts of violence - typically youth and young adults under 24 years old.

Trauma Response

We provide a wholistic and community-centered  response to victims and neighbors after an incident of gun-related violence. Often reclaiming physical space as resistance to continued violence. These activities can be one-time or a series depending on the impact of the incident. 

How you can support


We are looking for people interested in helping us explore and visualize our pilot data.


Looking for stories to tell about us or our work in gun-related violence? We have them! 


Interested in funding our work? We would love to speak with you about our work and where we are headed.


Our work is primarily funded from consulting services by Alexxus Community Group.

**More on Alexxus Community Group

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In the news


By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Neighbors rally for change after 2 killed, 4 injured in Atlanta park shooting

By The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mechanicsville to get first-ever historic sites study

By Saporta Report

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