- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey panel commissioned after shooting deaths across the country recommends a statewide violence prevention awareness campaign among other initiatives.

The Study Commission on Violence released its first report Tuesday. The 75-page document included about two dozen recommendations aimed at a mix of state, county and local officials.

Among them was a public awareness campaign to address gun and intimate partner violence using prevention experts and incorporating a number of different strategies.

The document also says each county should establish a Division on Violence Prevention and Intervention. The idea is to use all county and local resources to address violence prevention and reduction.

Gov. Chris Christie signed the bill creating the panel into law in 2013. The legislation cited half a dozen fatal shooting deaths in its findings.

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