IMG_7181Amy Ellenbogen, David Gaskin, and Heather Day represented S.O.S. in Baltimore at the OJJDP Convening Conference on Violence Reduction on November 17-19. The conference included speakers and workshops on a variety of topics with titles such as “Children, Violence, and Justice: Changing the Narrative;” “Race, Trauma, and Our Communities;” “How Faith Leaders Can Develop Public Health Partnerships to Address the Impact of Violence;” and “Generating the Resources Necessary to Prevent Youth Violence.” The conference featured presentations from 15 anti-violence programs from across the country, including other Cure Violence sites in Baltimore, Camden, Syracuse, and Kansas City.

This conference was an opportunity for various organizations working to reduce violence in their communities to discuss best practices in addressing youth violence and effectively communicating about the work they are doing. To learn more about Cure Violence programs across the US and internationally, visit