The Effects of Cure Violence in the South Bronx and East New York, Brooklyn

By Sheyla A. Delgado, Laila Alsabahi, Kevin Wolff, Nicole Alexander, Patricia Cobar, and Jeffrey A. Butts

“New York City neighborhoods operating Cure Violence programs show steeper declines in acts of gun violence and the expression of pro-violence social norms compared with similar neighborhoods not operating Cure Violence programs… The presence of Cure Violence in a community was associated with significant improvements in public safety.”


Young Men in Neighborhoods with Cure Violence Programs Adopt Attitudes Less Supportive of Violence

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.”


Perceptions of Violence in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn)

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.”


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.