Our Results

Effectiveness of the Cure Violence Model in New York City

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.”

Testing a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence

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.

From Chicago to Brooklyn: A Case Study in Program Replication

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

Addressing Trauma in Violence Interrupter Programs

By Liberty Aldrich and Amy Ellenbogen

This fact sheet outlines strategies for violence interrupter programs to use in addressing trauma among their participants.