US Cities Implementing the Cure Violence Approach

  • Annapolis, MD
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chester, PA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Columbus, GA
  • Durham, NC
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Louisville, KY
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Jersey (3 counties)
  • New York City, NY
  • Omaha, NE
  • Peoria, IL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh (Allegheny County), PA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Wichita, KS
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Winston-Salem, NC

San Antonio, TX

Jacksonville, FL

Latin America/Carribean

Cities Implementing the Cure Violence Approach


  • Cali (citywide program, 52 sites)


  • Chamelecon
  • Choloma
  • Corozal
  • River Hernandez
  • Sambo Creek
  • Teguigalpa


  • Culiacan
  • Juarez

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Port of Spain

Countries that Previously Implemented the Cure Violence Approach

  • Jamaica: Providing training and technical assistance to 60 workers across multiple communities in Kingston and Montego Bay in partnership with UNICEF.
  • El Salvador: In partnership with Save the Children and USAID, providing training and technical assistance to 20 workers across multiple communities.

Cali, Colombia

Juarez, Mexico

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Middle East/North Africa

Iraq: From 2008 to 2013, over 65 violence interrupters were trained in four sites in Basrah and two sites in Sadr City, resulting in close to 1000 interruptions.

Morocco: Three trainings provided for a reintigration and re-entry program.

Syria: In 2013, 133 Syrians were trained in Cure Violence™ methods with partners; 70% reported interrupting violence within 3 months. New work to begin in 2017-8.

West Bank: 25 workers implementing projects in 4 communities: Bethlehem, Hebron, Jerusalem, and Nablus/Jenin. More trainings are being planned

Central and South Africa

Nigeria: Public health training provided for high risk groups.

Kenya: In March 2013, partnered with Sisi Ni Amani-Kenya, PopTech, Medic Mobile, and Praekelt Foundation to successfully prevent violence during and after elections.

Somalia: In September 2021, and in partnership with the International Organization for Migration, a virtual assessment was conducted in Baidoa and Kismayo to better understand the dynamics of violence between Al-Shabaab defectors and community members.

South Africa: Local partner First Community Resource Centre implements in Hanover Park community in Cape Town. An independent evaluation found a 53% reduction in shootings and a 31% reduction in killings. More information on their work is at the First Community Resource Centre website.

Cape Town, South Africa


United Kingdom: Local partner Surviving our Streets implemented the Cure Violence™ model in a youth prison in 2013. An independent evaluation found a 51% reduction in overall violence and a 95% reduction in group attacks.

CVG has also partnered with RedThread on the movement to make violence a health issue, including conducting trainings and speaking to Parliament and the Office of the Prime Minister. RedThread is a nonprofit implementing hospital-based approaches to violence prevention throughout London and great UK

London, UK