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13 Powerful Signs from The March For Our Lives in Washington D.C.
March 27, 2018
Photographer Samantha Helou captures a powerful image of YO S.O.S.’s Shavonne Jackson with her handprint sign honoring victims of shootings in NYC and Parkland, FL.

Students from New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Youth Program join March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C.
March 26, 2018
We teamed up with NYAGV for the March to Save Our Lives D.C. and NY Daily News filmed some great footage that features some of the YO S.O.S. organizers.

The “Parkland Generation” on the Way to Washington
March 23, 2018
French news outlet, La Croix, interviews 16-year old Karencia Mitchell, an organizer with YO S.O.S., as part of their coverage of the March For Our Lives in D.C.

Opinion: The New ‘Superpredator’ Myth
March 23, 2018
Sociologist Alex Vitale pens an OpEd in the New York Times denouncing the use of “gang databases” and intensified policing of young people, while holding up S.O.S. as an alternative.

Before Parkland, These Brooklyn Teens Were Already Battling Gun Violence — And Now They’re Headed to D.C.
March 16, 2018
Chalkbeat features YO S.O.S. organizers reflecting on their local work as they prepare for the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C.

Black Teens Have Been Fighting for Gun Reform for Years
February 23, 2018
Teen Vogue highlights that young black activists have long been fighting against gun violence long and shouts out the Mediation Center.

Anti-gun Violence Organizations Hold Family Skate Event
January 6, 2018
News 12 Brooklyn shares a report on S.O.S.’s event Skate Party to End Violence on January 6th.

Big Drops in Gun Crime Reported in NYC Neighborhoods Where ‘Violence Interrupters’ Patrol
October 2, 2017
The Trace reports on the most comprehensive study yet of Cure Violence in NYC which looked at S.O.S. and found it effective in reducing gun crime and defusing situations that can lead to shootings.

“This Is Not Normal”: Seventh Graders March To End Gun Violence In Brooklyn
June 15, 2017
Youth Radio shares Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School students’ Anti-Gun Violence Walkout, supported by S.O.S. Crown Heights.

“Students Rally Against Gun Violence In Crown Heights”
June 9, 2017
Brooklyn News 12 Covers the anti-gun violence walkout at Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School

A New Approach To Helping Men Of Color Heal After A Violent Incident
April 13, 2017
NPR covers a Vera Institute study and Make It Happen.

Save Our Streets Talent Show Held in Crown Heights
March 25, 2017
News 12 covers our annual S.O.S. Talent Show!

City’s Health Department Works on Rx to ‘Cure Violence’
Jan 23, 2017
BK Reader explores how the Cure Violence method has impacted Brooklyn in the last year.

America’s Gun Violence and My World ft Isaac
Dec 1, 2016
BBC News spent a day with YO S.O.S. to learn about the ways in which gun violence impacts Brooklyn teens and what they are doing to make a change.

“My neighbors are being shot and I didn’t know…”
Nov 17, 2016
How one Brooklyn community has fractured perceptions and experiences of gun violence.

Brooklyn Anti-Violence Youth Group Recruiting Future Activists
July 22, 2016
This Patch article covers Y.O. S.O.S.’s summer youth workshops.

“Don’t Wait Til It’s Your Family Member. Don’t Wait Til It’s You.”
July 21, 2016
Patch Bed-Stuy covers the rally held by S.O.S. in response to two shootings earlier that week.

Can We Curb Gun Violence by Treating it Like A Disease?
July 4, 2016
TIME Magazine talks to S.O.S. Crown Heights Program Manager David Gaskin about the Cure Violence Model.

Equanimity and Action in Response to Orlando
June 15, 2016
Lion’s Roar lists volunteering with local organizations like S.O.S. as one of the important ways people can take action in the wake of the Pulse shooting in Orlando.

Gentrifiers Can Help Stop Urban Gun Violence by Uplifting Long-time Community Residents and Engaging with Existing Organizations
June 14, 2016
The Huffington Post interviews Amy Ellenbogen, Director of the Crown Heights Mediation Center, and David Gaskin, Program Manager for S.O.S. Crown Heights about the root causes of gun violence and the impacts of gentrification on long-time community residents.

Man Shot in Brooklyn: Members of Neighborhood Anti-Gun Movement Protest Memorial Day Killing
June 7, 2016
Faithfully Magazine reports on an S.O.S. Shooting Response held on June 3 at St Johns and Schenectady in response to a fatal shooting in that location May 31.

Brooklyn Teens Call for Peace in New Short Films on Gun Violence
April 26, 2016
DNAinfo covers the launch of the YO S.O.S. #6feetabove anti-violence media campaign.

Brooklyn organization helps teens use visual arts to stop gun violence
April 26, 2016
PIX 11 News interviews Heather Day about YO S.O.S. and the multimedia anti-violence campaigns our youth organizers have created this year.

Bed-Stuy Group Takes Aim at Domestic Violence With Plan to Join Resources
April 11, 2016
DNAinfo speaks with Hailey Nolasco about our new Bed-Stuy Anti-Violence Project which focuses on the intersections of gun violence and domestic violence.

Save Our Streets Talent Show Held in Crown Heights
March 19, 2016
News 12 covers our annual S.O.S. Talent Show!

Crown Heights Mural Aims to Foster Unity
March 17, 2016
News 12 reports on the first “One Crown Heights” Mural Community Painting Day at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

Groups Rally Against Gun Violence In Crown Heights
March 4, 2016
News 12 covers an S.O.S. shooting response on March 4, 2016.

Anti-Violence Group Wants to Improve Youth Center
March 2, 2016
News 12 interviews members of YO S.O.S. about their new Youth and Community Programs Office.

How ‘Violence Interrupters’ Are Trying to Stop Gang Shootings in Brooklyn | VICE |
December 17, 2015
VICE Magazine interviews members of the S.O.S. Crown Heights team to discuss how our model is working to end gang violence.

One Crown Heights Arts Initiative Hosts Panel Discussion Promoting Diversity Through Arts
December 3, 2015
News 12 Brooklyn covers a panel discussion about the upcoming One Crown Heights Mural Project.

Program Brings Free Legal Information To Neighborhoods
November 24, 2015
The New York Law Journal covers the launch of the new Legal Hand Program in Crown Heights.

Press Conference Announces Creation of Legal Hand Program in Crown Heights
November 24, 2015
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle covers the launch of the new Legal Hand Program in Crown Heights.

Most precincts in NYC’s anti-gun violence program see drop in shootings
October 27, 2015
Metro interviews S.O.S. Crown Heights to discuss the citywide decrease in shootings.

Community Reaches Out to Teens To Stem Rise in Violent Youth Crews
September 29, 2015
DNAinfo interviews S.O.S Bed-Stuy’s program director Juan Ramos in this article about community responses to violence.

Stop the Violence Peace Walk calls for more jobs, less crime in Brooklyn
September 19, 2015
NY Daily News covers the Bed-Stuy S.O.S. Stop the Violence Peace Walk.

Dozens March Against Gun Violence
September 18, 2015
Pavement Pieces writes a piece about the S.O.S. Peace Over Violence March.

A Peace March in Crown Heights
September 18, 2015
Voices of NY covers the S.O.S. Peace Over Violence March in this video featuring Kenton Kirby.

Crown Heights Community Takes a Stand Against Gun Violence at Peace March, Prayer Walk
September 17, 2015
The Brooklyn Reader covers the S.O.S. Peace Over Violence March.

Anti-Violence March Held in Crown Heights After Death of Cuomo Staffer
September 17, 2015
DNAinfo covers the S.O.S. Peace Over Violence March.

Beyond Innocence: “Guilty victims” Have Suffered Too, and Deserve Our Care
September 14, 2015
Kenton Kirby is featured as a guest blogger for the Vera Institute.

Vigil Held for Carey Gabay
September 10, 2015
David Gaskin is interviewed about the community response to the shooting of Carey Gabay.

‘Save Our Streets’ Program Expands To Tackle Gun Violence in Bed-Stuy
March 11, 2015
DNAinfo features the peacemaking work done by the staff of S.O.S. Bed-Stuy.

“‘Make It Happen’ Program Offers Outlet for Youths Haunted by Memories of Violence”
March 4, 2015
Kenton Kirby is featured in this profile of the Make It Happen program.

“New York City Crime Map (New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications”
February 6, 2015
The Museum of Modern Art interviews Mediation Center Director Amy Ellenbogen and Outreach Supervisor Derick Scott about how maps can be used as tools for advocating community nonviolence.

Installation Serves as Memorial to Gun Violence Victims
December 4, 2015
S.O.S. Bed-Stuy Violence Interrupter Shneaqua Purvis is interviewed at an installation put up in Restoration Plaza in Bed-Stuy to commemorate those lost to gun violence.

“Take a Selfie and Do Some Good for the Crown Heights Mediation Center”
December 1, 2014
DNAinfo talks about a selfie campaign led by YO S.O.S. to promote peace and nonviolence.

“Panel Discusses City’s Pockets of Violent Crime”
June 13, 2014
S.O.S. Program Manager Allen James is featured on a panel on NY1’s Inside City Hall to discuss why violent crimes occur in certain areas of the city. Note: you must be a Time Warner subscriber to view this video.

“Anti-Violence Art Contest Seeks Submissions in Crown Heights”
April 10, 2014
DNAinfo writes about our annual anti-violence arts competition.

“Interrupting violence in Brooklyn”
April 8, 2014
A photo essay on MSNBC profiling the S.O.S. outreach team, in 2012 and today.

“Selfies 4 Safety Campaign Aims to Prevent Gun Violence in Crown Heights”
January 9, 2014
YO S.O.S. is featured on News 12 Brooklyn to talk about their social media campaign to stop the violence.

“‘Selfies 4 Safety’ Campaign Aims to Stop Gun Violence in Crown Heights”
December 20, 2013
DNAinfo writes about the YO S.O.S. holiday initiative to stop violence.

“Unlearning Gun Violence”
November 12, 2013
New York Times columnist Joe Nocera explores S.O.S.’s model of reducing violence.

“On the streets of Crown Heights, standing up to violence”
October 24th, 2013
Melissa Walker profiles S.O.S. and a shooting response in the Brooklyn News Service.

“Ex-cons campaign against violence, and it’s working”
August 22nd, 2013
Al-Jazeera America profiles the S.O.S. outreach team and their successes.


“YO S.O.S.: Brooklyn Teens Ready to Holster Gun Violence”
March 11th, 2013
Metro News profiled the YO S.O.S. program and its impact on the lives of the Youth Organizers.

“Save Our Streets Messengers Fight Gun Violence”
January 24th, 2013
Sam Akhtar writes about Save Our Streets in the Canarsie Courrier.

“Confronting criminals slows murders in NYC”
January 7th, 2013
Steve Kastenbaum covers SOS and interviews Outreach Worker Derick Scott and Program Manager Allen James for CNN Radio.

“Anti Violence Activist Group Hosts Community Vigil For Victims On New Year’s Day Shooting”
January 1st, 2013
Spencer Platt for Getty Images

To see more Getty Images photos from our shooting response on January 3rd, 2013, clickhere.

“A Onetime Drug Dealer, Now Working to Combat a Plague of Gun Violence”
December 25th, 2012
Vivian Yee interviews violence interrupter Rudy Suggs for the New York Times City Room blog.

“Crown Heights Mediation Center Serves Community”
September 20-26, 2012
Amelia Rawlins covers the Mediation Center and S.O.S. for Our Time Press.

“Anti-Violence Organization Celebrates Brooklyn Day With Block Party”
June 7, 2012
Sonja Sharp for DNAInfo covered the evolution of S.O.S. and Save Our Streets Week

“S.O.S. Peace March Brings Crown Heights Residents Together To Speak Out Against Gun Violence”
May 30, 2012
SOS Peace March press release.

“S.O.S. Crown Heights Celebrates “Arts to End Violence” At Gallery Opening”
May 23, 2012
Arts to End Violence press release.

“Crown Heights Counting on Security”
May 20, 2012
A feature story from The Wall Street Journal on Save Our Streets Crown Heights and its efforts to combat gun violence.

“Ex-cons Step in to Mediate Conflict, Prevent Gun Violence”
May 15, 2012
USA Today details the work of S.O.S. violence interrupters, as well as Ceasefire Chicago.

“In Search of Artists from Crown Heights and Beyond to Join Us in Celebrating Community and Rejecting Violence ” 
March 15, 2012
Arts to End Violence press release by Anthony Mohen.

“BK pizza shop serves up anti-violence message”
December 21, 2011
News 12 covered Kingston Avenue Pizza’s antiviolence message on their pizza boxes.

Teens decorate store windows for winter in Crown Heights
December 20, 2011
News 12 covered our sister program Youth Organizing to Save Our Street’s Holiday Peace Windows Project.

“A Second Chance”
Suvro Banerji and Jackie Mader created this short video about S.O.S. Violence Interrupter Kenneth Edwards for NYC In Focus.

“Interrupting Violence”
NYC In Focus published a short video Suvro Banerji and Jackie Mader about the S.O.S. Week of Peace and Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO S.O.S.)

“Brownsville Says: End the Violence” 
November 6, 2011
An Op-ed in The Daily News highlights the importance of programs like Save Our Streets and Ceasefire Chicago.

“Crown Heights Families, Victims of Gun Violence and Clergy Organize S.O.S. WEEK OF PEACE”
October 19, 2011
SOS Week of Peace press release.

Independent Sources: Gun Talk
October 19, 2011
Outreach Worker Lavon Walker appeared on CUNY TV 75’s Independent Sources to talk about some of the methods S.O.S. uses to get through to those likely to be involved in gun violence.

NY1 Online: Street Violence Interrupters Discuss Their Efforts
August 5, 2011
Appearing on Inside City Hall, Ife Charles and Lavon Walker from Save Our Streets Crown Heights and John Thompson from the YMCA’s Operation SNUG told Errol Louis how they battle street violence.

“Interrupting Violence, on Screen and on the Streets”
August 1, 2011
The New York Times’ City Room profiles S.O.S. violence interrupters in the context of the documentary, “The Interruptors,” which portrays Chicago’s Cure Violence program.

“Shooting Countdown Signs Posted in Crown Heights”
June 24, 2011
News 12 covered our new community engagement program of local merchants keeping track of how many days have passed since a shooting occured in the S.O.S. catchment area.

“Save Our Streets Rally to Stop the Violence”
June 9, 2011
Our Times Press wrote an article covering the S.O.S. Shooting Response on June 3rd, 2011.

“Gov’t Eyes Successful Anti-Violence Schemes in Brooklyn and Chicago”
June 10, 2011
The Bermuda Sun described what a delegation of high-level criminal justice officials from Bermuda learned from their visit to the S.O.S. office in Crown Heights.

S.O.S. Wins the Fellowship of Reconcilliation 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award – Press Release
May 26, 2011
Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award press release.

“Inside City Hall” Panel on Brooklyn Gun Violence
April 26, 2011
S.O.S. program manager Lisa Jones participated in a panel speaking about the recent shootings in Brooklyn on NY1‘s show “Inside City Hall”.

S.O.S. in Crown Heights North 
March 20, 2011
Sandra Hawkins detailed an overview of the S.O.S. program in a blog post forexaminer.com.

CeaseFire: Success Beyond Chicago
S.O.S. got a great shout-out in the Huffington Post on February 10th in a post by the Director of Chicago Ceasefire, Tio Hardiman. The article discusses how the Ceasefire model can be replicated in other cities and points out those who are successfully implementing their anti-gun violence program (us!).

Gunfire Will No Longer Be Met by Silence
December 10, 2010
The New York Times gave an overview of S.O.S. and a recent shooting response.

Stopping Street Slaughter: Media Push to End “Violence Tolerance”
November 12, 2010
The Daily News wrote a preview for our collaborative anti-gun violence film screening and panel discussion. The article also highlights the 2011 Save Our Streets Multimedia Contest.

Crown Heights Residents Rally Against Violence
November 12, 2010
Brooklyn 12 covered our shooting response on November 12, 2010 with interviews from two of our outreach workers, Achisimach Yisrael and Lavon Walker.

Brooklyn murders have Crown Heights fighting back
October 24, 2010
Errol Louis writes about S.O.S. in the New York Daily News.

Group hopes to reduce Crown Heights violence
October 20, 2010
Brooklyn 12 did a segment on S.O.S. Before our Peace March. They also had live coverage from the march.‘Selfies 4 Safety’ Campaign Aims to Stop Gun Violence in Crown Heights