New York City launched its first Cure Violence program in 2010. Today, there are 18 programs around the city. The John Jay evaluation conducted several analysis of the programs in New York, some which looked across many of the Cure Violence sites, and some which focused on two of them (Man Up! Inc. in East New York, Brooklyn; and Save Our Streets South Bronx).  Below are highlights and links to some of their reports and findings:

“The Effects of Cure Violence in the South Bronx and East New York, Brooklyn“ (2017)

  • 37% to 50% reduction in gun injuries in two communities
  • 63% reduction in shootings in one community

Young Men in Neighborhoods with Cure Violence Programs Adopt Attitudes Less Supportive of Violence (2017)

  • 14% reduction in attitudes supporting violence, with no change in controls

Repairing Trust — Young Men in Neighborhoods with Cure Violence Programs Report Growing Confidence in Police (2017)

  • “[C]onfidence in police grew across New York City between 2014 and 2016, but it appeared to grow more in neighborhoods served by Cure Violence programs”

“Effectiveness of the Cure Violence Model in New York City” (2015)

  • 18% reduction in killings across 13 Cure Violence sites, while matched controls had a 69% increase (2004-2013)

“Perceptions of Violence in Bed-Stuy” (2015)

  • Young men in Cure Violence zones reported Increased confidence in police and increased willingness to contact police

The Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (JohnJayREC) began an evaluation of Cure Violence in 2012 with support from the New York City Council. Cure Violence programs in New York received financial and administrative support from the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the New York City Council, New York State’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of Princeton, New Jersey.

Read all of the reports on Cure Violence from John Jay REC

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