Cure Violence stops the spread of violence by using the methods associated with disease control

How Cure Violence Works


Reduction in shootings (New York City)


Reduction in violent crime (Port of Spain, Trinidad)


Reduction in killing (San Pedro Sula, Honduras)

Findings from independent evaluations from prominent researchers



Cities around the world have turned to Cure Violence to prevent violence – from the United States to Latin America to the Middle East.

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In 2005, I visited [Cure Violence] Chicago and saw how this program has revolutionized the city's approach to eradicating youth violence.

Laura BushFormer First Lady of the United States

The Cure Violence program and the Crisis Management System have seen incredible success ... completely transforming the way that we address gun violence.

Jumaane WilliamsNYC Council Member, 45th District

I just shook my head in disbelief at what they could do. It’s really changed my view about what’s possible.

Prof. Daniel WebsterDirector, Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence
Evaluator of Cure Violence program in Baltimore

These interrupters are real heroes in the communities.

Reverend Marshall HatchNew Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago

Dr. King spoke of a “Beloved Community.” One where conflicts end not in violence, but rather in peaceful reconciliation. The leaders of
CureViolence live those values in their work — and have helped make this the safest big city in America.

Mayor Bill de BlasioNew York City

I’ve seen this work; I’m in the middle of watching this work. I firmly believe in it.

Chief Charlie BeckChief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department
Cure Violence Board Member

Cure Violence has given hope to millions by demonstrating that violence can be stopped using the strategies of public health.

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MPHFormer President & CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

I was on the board because I was a U.S. Attorney. It’s been ten years. I stay on the board because I think the model does work.

Scott LassarFormer US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in ChicagoPartner Sidley Austin, LLPCure Violence Board Member

Our study actually showed really powerful effects.

Professor Ed MaguireArizona State University Lead EvaluatorCure Violence Trinidad

This will be an extremely valuable addition to our city and [I] expect it to have a marked impact on reducing crime.

Lenny CurryMayor, Jacksonville, FL

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February 12, 2020

Cure Violence Global Among top Ten NGOs for 2nd Year

Cure Violence Global (CVG) is pleased to announce that we have been listed 9th in NGO Advisor’s 2020 report of the Top 500 NGOs in the world, one of the…
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October 17, 2019

Cure Violence Expanding in us-latin-america-middle-east-and-europe

May 10, 2019

USAID Peace Exchange Webinar

Throughout May, USAID’s Peace Exchange is hosting webinars, sharing resources, and highlighting those who are applying crime-sensitive approaches to prevent organized crime and violence: Next week, on Wednesday, May 15…
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