United States: Implemented by local partners in the following US cities:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Chester, PA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Columbus, GA
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Durham, NC
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Kansas City, MS
  • Louisville, KY
  • Memphis (Shelby County), TN
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • New York City, NY
  • Omaha, NE
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh (Allegheny County), PA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Louis, MO
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Wilmington, NC

St. Louis, MO

Jacksonville, FL

Greensboro, NC

San Antonio, TX

Latin America/Carribean

Puerto Rico (US): Local partner Acuerdo de Paz implemented from 2012-2015 in three target areas in Loiza. An independent evaluation found a 50% reduction in killings.

Trinidad and Tobago: Program implemented in 2015 in Laventille area of Port of Spain. Independent evaluation found a 45% reduction in violent crime, 38% reduction in gun shot wound admissions, and a reduction in calls to police.

Jamaica: Providing training and technical assistance to 60 workers across multiple communities in Kingston and Montego Bay in partnership with UNICEF.

Mexico: Local partner in Juarez began in 2014 with 30 interrupters funded by a public/ private partnership. Overall reductions in killings in 2015 and 2016, most sites having 50% or more reduction in 2016. Program in Chihuahua began in 2017.

Honduras: Local partners implemented an adaptation beginning April 2013 and currently have a staff of 10 interrupters who have interrupted over 1,000 potentially lethal conflicts. Site data shows an 88% reduction in shootings and killings and official data shows an 80% reduction in the target zone. CVG is partnering up with FUNADEH to expand the Cure Violence™ approach to La Cieba, Honduras

El Salvador: In partnership with Save the Children and USAID, providing training and technical assistance to 20 workers across multiple communities.

Brazil: Initial assessments conducted in Recife and Rio de Janeiro.

Colombia: Cali program shown to 47% in Charco Azul and by 30% in the intervention area in Comuneros.

Read the paper on Cure Violence in San Pedro Sula, Honduras (Spanish)

Read the Report on the Cure Violence Model Adaptation in San Pedro Sula (English)

More on the evidence on the Cure Violence approach.

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