TESTIMONY by Jeffrey A. Butts, Ph.D. Director, Research and Evaluation Center (www.JohnJayREC.nyc) John Jay College of Criminal Justice City University of New York 524 West 59th Street, Suite BMW605 New York, NY 10019 to the NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL Committee on Justice System Jointly with the Committee on Juvenile Justice regarding T2018-1640 and Res 0283-2018 … Continue reading Testimony to New York City Council
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation Center found that between 2014 and 2016, there was a 50 percent decrease in gun injuries in East New York, Brooklyn and a 37 percent reduction in the South Bronx, two communities where Cure Violence has been implemented. [ read original article ] by Samar … Continue reading Why Does Crime Keep Falling in New York City?
by ADAM SHRIER NEW YORK DAILY NEWS January 2, 2018 For Rohan Levy, the line between life and death came down to a teenage gunman who mistook the 15-year-old boy’s friend for a rival gang member. The charismatic Brooklyn teen, with his bright smile and exuberant laugh, was joking with two friends just a half … Continue reading Senselessly Slain Teens Leave Behind Reminders of Cruel Fate Faced Daily in New York City Streets
NY1 News reports on JohnJayREC's recent study about the effects of Cure Violence. Includes a short comment from me. By Dean Meminger NY1 News October 3, 2017 NY1 VIDEO: Grassroots organizations have often argued they can stop violence in a way the police department cannot. Criminal Justice Reporter Dean Meminger tells us about a new … Continue reading Study: Community Program Reducing Violence in Two NYC Areas
As part of an ongoing evaluation of the Cure Violence strategy, researchers found the program was potentially associated with less support for the use of violence and greater confidence in police. In a series of neighborhood surveys, young men in areas with Cure Violence programs were less likely to use violence to settle personal disputes … Continue reading Repairing Trust
Promising evidence that the public health approach to violence reduction championed by Cure Violence may be capable of creating safe and healthy communities. Delgado, Sheyla A., Laila Alsabahi, Kevin Wolff, Nicole Alexander, Patricia Cobar, and Jeffrey A. Butts (2017). The Effects of Cure Violence in the South Bronx and East New York, Brooklyn. In Denormalizing … Continue reading The Effects of Cure Violence in the South Bronx and East New York, Brooklyn
With the support of the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., the Jack and Lewis Rudin Research Fellowships at John Jay College's Research and Evaluation Center allow graduate student researchers to participate in the Evidence Generation initiative of the Center. The initiative focuses on improving the operations and effectiveness of justice systems in New … Continue reading Jack and Lewis Rudin Research Fellowships