United States Partners

52 sites – 22 cities
Many cities across the United States have recognized the added value of the Cure Violence Model and are implementing the program to augment the efforts of law enforcement, social service, and other agencies.

Cure Violence Illinois – (CeaseFire Illinois)

21 sites – 6 cities


CeaseFire Chicago

CeaseFire Illinois is a coalition of organizations implementing the Cure Violence model across the state operating in 22 sites across 6 cities throughout the state. The program is funded primarily by the State of Illinois through the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, as well as by federal and foundation funds.

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Cure Violence New York – (SNUG and other)

15 sites – 7 cities


Operation SNUG

Operation SNUG (guns spelled backwards) is a statewide implementation of the Cure Violence model in New York. SNUG is run out of New York’s Department of Criminal Justice Services and is implemented in seven cities: Albany, Buffalo, Mt. Vernon, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, and Yonkers.

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Other Cure Violence City Sites

16 sites – 9 cities

Philadelphia CeaseFire

Philadelphia CeaseFire

The Cure Violence model has been implemented by several cities that have found funding without assistance from their state and have worked with the Cure Violence team to implement the program. Two of these cities have been implementing the Cure Violence program for some time and are implemented by city health departments – Baltimore and Kansas City. The remaining sites have either been implemented in the last 2 years or will be implemented for the first time this year – New Orleans, Oakland, Philadelphia, Camden, San Antonio, Wilmington, and Loiza, PR.

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NOTE: While many examples of successful programs exist, successful adaptations of programs in new communities are much more rare because the new programs face different environments than the original program. Evidence has shown that adaptations of the Cure Violence Health Model that work closely with the Cure Violence organization to ensure fidelity to the model have been more successful.

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