Assessing Gun Violence Reduction Strategies in New York City

The Research and Evaluation Center assessed the implementation of gun violence reduction initiatives in New York City neighborhoods. With funds awarded from the New York City Council, the project tracked the formation and deployment of gun violence reduction strategies in several areas of the City. Each program incorporated the shooting incident crisis management system recommended by the 2012 report from the Council-sponsored Task Force to Combat Gun Violence. The crisis management approach is designed to provide immediate support after violence occurs and to engage community members in educational and prevention efforts to reduce future incidents. Each project also implemented the public health oriented violence-reduction strategy known as Cure Violence, which was developed at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Finally, additional support services were connected with each Cure Violence program to provide needed supports for at-risk youth, their families, and communities, including mental health services, school based conflict mediation services, job training and placement services, and legal services.

Activities in this project were combined with the Center’s ongoing evaluation of the Cure Violence approach.

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Core Project Staff
Dr. Jeffrey Butts (PI), Sheyla Delgado, Rhoda Ramdeen

Funding
$1,000,000. New York City Council

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