Contact Us

We are advocates fighting to stop the spread of violence through our communities. Some of us are former gang members, drug dealers and even past perpetrators of violence, but we have changed our ways and we actively seek to diffuse potentially explosive situations and show our community members how to resolve conflicts peacefully.

Executive Office:

Cure Violence
Gary Slutkin, MD, Founder & CEO

Cameron Safarloo, MBA, Chief Operating Officer

1603 W. Taylor St., MC #923
Chicago, IL 60612

Main office phone: 312-996-8775


Media Inquiries:

Charlie Ransford | Phone: (616) 329-5532  | Email: ransford@uic.edu


General Inquiries:

Charlie Ransford | Phone: (616) 329-5532  | Email: ransford@uic.edu


Giving/ Development Inquiries:

Cameron Johnson | Phone:  312-413-2476 | Email:  camj@uic.edu


Speaker Requests:

If your organization is interested in having a speaker from Cure Violence at your event, please fill out and submit this speaker request form.


Program Inquiries:

Brent Decker | Phone: 312-385-5001 | Email: brentd@uic.edu


US Partnership Inquiries:

Lori Toscano | Phone: 443-386-9798 | Email:  ltoscano@uic.edu


International Partnership Inquiries:

Karen Volker | Phone: 202-957-9554 | Email: volkerk@uic.edu


Health Partnership/Movement Inquiries:

Shannon Cosgrove | Phone: 570-574-1277 | Email: skc1@uic.edu


Science & Policy Inquiries:

Charlie Ransford | Phone: 616-329-5532 | Email: ransford@uic.edu

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