In CVG sites around the world, interrupters and outreach workers have responded to the COVID crisis by responding to their communities needs — providing food, masks and the information that people need to stay safe — all while continuing to find creative ways to prevent violence.

CVG COVID Response

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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Laura BushFormer First Lady of the United States

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

Jumaane WilliamsNYC Council Member, 45th District

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

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

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

Reverend Marshall HatchNew Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago

These interrupters are real heroes in the communities.

Mayor Bill de BlasioNew York City

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Professor Ed MaguireArizona State University Lead EvaluatorCure Violence Trinidad

Our study actually showed really powerful effects.

Lenny CurryMayor, Jacksonville, FL

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

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May 13, 2020

Dr. Gary Slutkin Recognized with Distinguished Alumni Award

Cure Violence Global is proud to share that its’s founder and CEO, Dr. Gary Slutkin, was awarded in April the University of Chicago Medical & Biological Sciences Alumni Association (MBSAA)’s…
May 4, 2020

Addressing Two Epidemics: COVID and Violence

Pandemics have historically disrupted daily life leaving communities with economic uncertainty, emotional instability, and loss of human life. These factors intensify difficulties communities and individuals face under normal circumstances. A…
April 28, 2020

Using Cure Violence Global’s Health Infrastructure to Fight COVID-19

Summary Cure Violence Global (CVG), through its network of close to 400 frontline workers, is helping to fill the COVID-19 response gap in under-resourced communities Many of CVG’s >100 sites…
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