Friday News Roundup: Our Model is Working is Puerto Rico, They’re Talking About Us in Bangladesh, and Top US Experts Frame Violence as a Public Health Issue.

Successful Year for CeaseFire Illinois – Two Sites Close But Hope to Reopen in 2014 (CureViolence blog): As a successful year for two CeaseFire Illinois sites, North Lawndale and Woodlawn, comes to a close, hope remains for 2014 funding that will allow their doors to reopen. Learn more about this funding gap here.

Gun Violence Prevention In The United States and Abroad (The Quindecim–Goucher College): Cure Violence partner site Safe Streets Baltimore gets a nod in this opinion piece on tackling violence in America.

NGO Introduction (The Bangladesh Today): People are talking about Cure Violence worldwide, even in newspapers in Bangladesh. This article (in English) provides a great overview of the Cure Violence model.

Puerto Rico: Down Program Killings Peace Agreement (Cosecha Roja (Red Harvest)) The Peace Agreement program is a pilot started in the Loiza municipality based on the Cure Violence model that is seeing promising results.

The High, Hidden Cost of Gun Violence (The Atlantic Cities): Violence has many costs. One of them is the high healthcare costs that result from violent incidents. This article looks to uncover more specifics.

Hospitals Take a Stand Against Violence in their Communities: (Hospital Health Networks Daily): Hospitals are taking an increasingly active stand in curbing violence before it happens, as their beds fill up with more victims of this epidemic.

Beyond the zero-sum game (Vera Institute of Justice Blog): Perpetrators and victims of violence are often seen as two mutually exclusive communities, but this article digs deeper to discover how social and health providers can better understand their interwoven nature.

Taxpayers Pick up the Tab for Gun Violence (Al-Jazeera America): Even if the kind of violence we work to prevent at Cure Violence feels distant from your neighborhood, this article shows another way the violence epidemic negatively affects us all.