Cure Violence Featured in The New York Times

We couldn’t be more excited today to tell you that Cure Violence was featured in The New York Times!

In a thought-provoking op-ed, “Unlearning Gun Violence,” columnist Joe Nocera explores the nuances of the Cure Violence model, particularly as the model plays out at our partner site in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Save our Streets (S.O.S.). There, Nocera spoke with director Amy Ellenbogen who shared her interest in replicating the model, reminding him,

“Violence is a learned behavior. It can be unlearned.”

Further, Nocera spent time talking with outreach workers, violence interrupters and those who’ve evaluated the Cure Violence model, to this conclusion:

“I’ve long believed that even without legislation, gun violence could be substantially reduced if we could change the behavioral norms…Gary Slutkin and groups like S.O.S. are showing that the same is true in some of the toughest neighborhoods in America.”

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>> Read previous coverage of Cure Violence partner, Man Up!, in The New York Times