Cure Violence Global provides these resources on effective violence prevention to help inform people about the approach.


“This is the solution.”
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
June 10, 2020 press conference

International Publications featuring Cure Violence

Inspire: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children


“According to multiple quasi-experimental evaluations conducted in Chicago, Baltimore, Brooklyn and New York City (87–90), the Cure Violence programme is associated with fewer shootings, killings and retaliatory killings in communities where it has been implemented fully, with 20–70% reductions in violence.”

Videos on Cure Violence

PBS NOVA – Cure Violence Feature

PBS NewsHour (2016)

Al Jazeera – Cure Violence Bronx

Cure Violence Colombia

Cure Violence Trinidad

Cure Violence South Africa

The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah (2016)

Cure Violence Animated Short

Cure Violence Animated Short #2

The Interrupters — Award winning documentary

Flamo – clips from The Interrupters

Robert Wood Johnson Fdn – Cure Violence in Chicago

Introduction to Cure Violence

Cure Violence RWJF video

Cure Violence – Relationship with Police

Video Interviews with Cure Violence People

New York City Evaluation Presentation

NYC Panel – Cure Violence in Action

Panel – State of the Evidence on Cure Violence

ITV News

You & Me Morning Show

Gary Slutkin interview with Kelly Wright

Wayne Brewton, Baltimore Safe Streets

Dennis Wise, Baltimore Safe Streets

Video of Presentations on Cure Violence

Gary Slutkin – Dent Conference

Gary Slutkin – PopTech

Gary Slutkin – CUSP 2013

Gary Slutkin – 2013 Elfenworks

Gary Slutkin presentation to MacLean Center

Podcasts featuring Cure Violence

New Yorker Podcast

WNYC – The Takeaway

PRI’s The World

NPR – Tiny Spark

WNYC – The Takeaway

Ted Radio Hour

Anne E. Casey

Innovation Hub

Books featuring Cure Violence

“Cure Violence offers a window into the power of public health programs…”

“Violence is a contagious disease. This is good news as this knowledge offers new strategies for control.”

“Cure Violence seeks to reduce lethal violence by working with the highest risk in the most impacted communities…”

“Gary Slutkin of [Cure Violence] wrote to me, “I believe that someday we may be able to contain violence, as we have so many other problems of history.””

“A central characteristic of the Cure Violence model is the use of credible messengers as workers – individuals from the same communities who are trusted and have access to the people who are most at risk of perpetrating violence.”

“The Cure Violence Health Model is a health approach for reducing violence. This model is based on established methods that have been shown to control other epidemic diseases.”

“What Slutkin brings … is training and mentoring, technical skill, functional (not locally specific) knowledge, a scientifically developed methodology, and a perspective on how these kinds of problems work in many different places.”

“Successful replication of the [Cure Violence] model in Iraq validates this implicit understanding that violence is a learned behavior that acts like an infectious disease.”

“Through the epidemiologist Gary Slutkin … I learned to view social contagions as neither inherently good or bad.”

“Slutkin was stunned and disappointed by the so-called solutions that existed for treating violence.”

“Violence should be defined globally as primarily a health issue…”

“Violence is a health issue because there is a specific scientific health lens that helps to better understand and effectively prevent violence.”

“The statistical evidence demonstrates specific reductions in [killings] in [Cure Violence] communities.”