United States: Implemented by local partners in more than 50 sites in more than 25 cities. Multiple independent evaluations have shown large reductions in violence  Cities include:

  • Chicago
  • New York CIty
  • Baltimore
  • Kansas City
  • Philadelphia
  • Durham
  • Omaha
  • New Orleans
  • Jacksonville
  • Louisville

Canada: Local partner Community Justice Society in Halifax started implementation in April 2014. Initial results from an independent evaluation show reductions in killings, shootings, and violent crime. In Alberta, the Maskwacis Youth Initiative began implementing reaching First Nation youth MYI is a public partnership between the communities of Samson Cree Nation, Ermineskin Cree Nation, Louis Bull Tribe, Montana First Nation, Pigeon Lake community, and the Minister of Public Safety Canada. 

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.

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: Assessment and planning visits in Barranquilla, Medellin, and Cali.
Discussions on post-conflict peace process ongoing.

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)

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.

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.

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

South Africa: Local partner Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading implemented in Hanover Park community in Cape Town from 2013-2018. An independent evaluation found a 53% reduction in shootings and a 31% reduction in killings.


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.