United States Partners

52 sites – 23 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 New York – (SNUG State, Cure Violence NYC Sites)

30 sites – 9 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 nine cities: Albany, Buffalo, Mt. Vernon, Nassau County, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, Troy and Yonkers.

In August, 2014, New York City Mayor DeBlasio announced an additional $12.7 million in funding to create almost a dozen new Cure Violence partner sites in high risk neighborhoods and boroughs throughout NYC.  The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is responsible for opening and managing the additional sites.  The new sites are expected to be completely operational in 2016.

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CeaseFire Illinois

1 site + 4 hospitals – Chicago

CeaseFire Illinois formerly operated in 22 sites across 6 cities throughout the state. As of March 2015, funding from the State of Illinois was cut and the program was scaled back.

Learn more about CeaseFire Illinois 


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 secured funding 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 been implemented in the last two years — 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 challenging because new programs experience different issues and contexts. Evidence has proven that adaptations of the Cure Violence Health Model that work closely with Cure Violence as an organization ensure fidelity to the health approach, and are thus more successful.

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