US Conference of Mayors to Vote on Violence Prevention Resolution
This week the US Conference of Mayors brings together over 50 mayors from across the country to Orlando, Florida. Dr. Gary Slutkin, Founder and Executive Director of Cure Violence, will be presenting at a Forum session, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, at the Conference on morning of June 15.
Dr. Slutkin will share the Cure Violence model speaking alongside Mayors Michael Nutter (Philadelphia), Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (Baltimore), Mitchell Landrieu (New Orleans), and Ashley Swearengin (Fresno) to discuss the model’s unique public health approach. Additionally, Jane Lowe of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation discussed why the nation’s largest health philanthropy invested in the Cure Violence model, and Jennifer Whitehill, Faculty Affiliate at Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, presented on the promising evaluation from Baltimore’s replication site, Safe Streets.
Cure Violence has the remarkable distinction among violence prevention programs for having two independently conducted comprehensive evaluations demonstrate the effectiveness of the public health model in two cities. A resolution garnering support for Cure Violence as a public health approach to violence prevention will also be presented.