Planning an Evaluation of “Cure Violence”

With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Research and Evaluation (R&E) Center is working with the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University to plan a comprehensive evaluation of the “Cure Violence” model of gun violence reduction (formerly known as Chicago CeaseFire). Researchers are studying the key components of the Cure Violence model and the various processes used to implement the model in existing sites, especially those sites thought to be performing at the highest level. Simultaneously, the project is working with the Cartographic Modeling Lab at the University of Pennsylvania to explore sources of geographically precise data about neighborhoods likely to be involved in the full study. Upon completion of the planning grant, the research team will prepare and submit a proposal to RWJF for a full-scale evaluation project.

Project Staff
Dr. Jeffrey A. Butts, PI
Dr. Caterina Gouvis Roman, Co-PI – Temple University
Kathy Tomberg
Rhoda Ramdeen
Sheyla Delgado

Funding
$58,000. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.