The New York Times profiled a national Cure Violence partner site, Man Up!, as they celebrated a year without shootings and killings.
In response, Cure Violence founder Gary Slutkin said:
“The Man Up! team is doing great work in implementing this public health model to an issue that has been fundamentally misdiagnosed as a social disease. Violence is not a social disease— it spreads like a disease—let’s use science to treat it like one.”
Man Up! targets an area with about 20,000 residents, three projects and three schools in East New York/Brooklyn and is funded by the Young Men’s Initiative, a cluster of city programs intended to help young and at-risk black and Latino men.
The Cure Violence partnership congratulates Man Up! on a truly phenomenal achievement.
> Read the full story in The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/19/nyregion/no-shootings-or-killings-for-363-days-but-the-fight-is-far-from-over.html?smid=tw-share&_r=2&