Weekly News Roundup: Battling the Effects of Violence

Public Health Model Reduced Violence in Baltimore, Says Health Commissioner (Cure Violence Blog): Baltimore Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot discusses how using a public health model to prevent violence has significantly reduced it and led to the lowest homicide rate since 1970 with help from our partners at Safe Streets.

Local Nonprofit Receives Grant to Reduce Urban Violence (Democrat & Chronicle): Action for a Better Community in Rochester, N.Y. receives a state grant to reduce gun violence and will train their employees using the Cure Violence model.

Preventing Violence in Jamaica (Cure Violence Blog): Last month, founder and executive director of Cure Violence Dr. Gary Slutkin was the keynote speaker at the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention in Kingston, Jamaica. Hear his full presentation.

10 Cities Where Violent Crime Is Soaring (Time): Violent crime in most of the U.S. has dropped to almost half of what it was 20 years ago, but ten cities are experiencing soaring rates of violence.

Most Dangerous Cities (CNN Money): Camden, N.J. tops the list of the nation’s most dangerous cities, according to an annual report based on FBI data that tracks both violent and property crimes.

Lecture Examines Violence (The Michigan Daily): New York University Professor Patrick Sharkey examines how exposure to violence can negatively affect children’s academic abilities.

U.S. Senators Hear Pleas For Help With Gun Violence (SF Gate): Connecticut’s two senators held a forum last Friday to discuss urban gun violence, and one of the ways they plan to address this problem is to approach it as a public health issue.