By Ann Givens
“The most comprehensive study yet of a popular violence-prevention group’s New York City program has found it effective in reducing gun crime and defusing situations that can lead to shootings in two neighborhoods where it is in force.”
By Laila Alsabahi, Jeffrey A. Butts, and Sheyla Delgado
“Young men living in neighborhoods with Cure Violence programs reported significant reductions in their willingness to use violence compared with men in similar areas without programs. Regression analysis explained 20 percent of the total variance in violence-related norms with significant reductions in willingness to use violence among young men in Cure Violence areas (–14%) and no significant change among residents in matched comparison neighborhoods.”
By Laila Alsabahi, Jeffrey A. Butts, and Sheyla A. Delgado
“Awareness of the public messaging efforts of Cure Violence in Bedford-Stuyvesant was very high (84% in 2015) and recognition of Cure Violence staff members was considerable (30%) considering that the program just opened in 2014. Most importantly, when respondents in Bedford-Stuyvesant were asked a series of questions designed to measure their support for interpersonal violence in confrontational situations, they were noticeably less likely to see violence as an appropriate response to conflict.”
By Jeffrey A. Butts, Kevin T. Wolff, Evan Misshula, and Sheyla Delgado
“Researchers at John Jay worked with analysts at the New York Police Department (NYPD) to assemble information about violence in New York City neighborhoods and to compare areas with and without Cure Violence programs. When the study compared homicide rates in those areas with a matched comparison group of neighborhoods in New York, the presence of the Cure Violence programs was associated with an 18 percent drop between 2010 and 2013, while homicides in the comparison areas were 69 percent higher in 2013 than in 2010.”
By Sarah Picard-Fritsche and Lenore Cerniglia
This report presents the results of a comprehensive impact and process evaluation of the anti-violence initiative Save Our Streets, which started in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in 2010. Results demonstrate that the initiative had a statistically significant impact on gun violence trends in Crown Heights when compared with three similar precincts in Brooklyn.
By Greg Berman and Emily Gold
“From Chicago to Brooklyn” charts the course of a program’s efforts in Crown Heights, Brooklyn to replicate CeaseFire Chicago
By Liberty Aldrich and Amy Ellenbogen
This fact sheet outlines strategies for violence interrupter programs to use in addressing trauma among their participants.