Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) policies allow a court to temporarily remove firearms from an individual who may be at the risk of danger to themselves or others. As the use of ERPOs has increased in recent years, researchers and policy makers alike have begun to consider questions of equity in how communities perceive and use these orders. This issue has become particularly timely as states consider how to apply for and use new funding for ERPO implementation that was made available under the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.
During this webinar, UC Davis researchers Veronica Pear and Julia Schleimer will discuss the results of new research that examines differences in perception and use of ERPOs in relation to race and ethnicity and will consider earlier research on ERPO through a racial equity lens.
**All of the webinars in this series are free and open to the public.**