CASE STUDY : Baltimore, Centers for Disease Control and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

I just shook my head in disbelief at what the workers could do. The program staff were able to sit down and get people to work out their differences. Following that set of mediations that community did not have a homicide for nearly two years.”

Prof. Daniel Webster
Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence

Reducing shootings and killings 

An evaluation conducted by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore that demonstrated the Baltimore-based Cure Violence replication, Safe Streets, was successful in reducing violence in all four neighborhoods where it was implemented.

Neighborhoods using the Cure Violence model saw as much as a 50 percent reduction in homicides.

Making violence uncool.

Youth not exposed to the program were seven times more likely to think it is okay to use a gun compared to youth who were exposed to the program.

Beyond these compelling statistics are testimonials from community leaders, police officers, clergy and justice officials who speak publicly in the upcoming pages about their personal, and often transformative, experiences with the model.

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Success Stories

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Cure Violence has made an impact in communities in several cities. See examples of how our approach has reduced violence and helped transform lives.


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