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

63

Reduction in shootings (New York City)

45

Reduction in violent crime (Port of Spain, Trinidad)

88%

Reduction in killing (San Pedro Sula, Honduras)

Findings from independent evaluations from prominent researchers

WHERE WE WORK

 

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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Financial Times event featuring CVG

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