Save our streets: Findings from the impact evaluation of a cure violence replication project
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Explain the public health model of gun violence prevention as originally implemented in Chicago in 1999 (the Chicago Ceasefire or “Cure Violence” Model), including how the approach differs from other, enforcement-oriented community based programs. Explain methods for measuring the impact of the Cure Violence model on levels of community violence, social norms, and confidence in the potential of community mobilization. Demonstrate the success of the Save Our Streets in the context of recent trends in gun violence in the United States, particularly trends in youth violence in African-American communities. Analyze the policy implications, domestic and international, of the cure violence approach in the context of growing evidence for its relative effectiveness.
Keyword(s): Violence Prevention, Minority Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Iâm an Associate Research Director with the Center for Court Innovation and was one of the two investigators of the recently published study: Testing a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence. Iâm in charge of research at the Centerâs demonstration projects including those who are using and evaluating risk-need assessments and community-based violence prevention programs. I am also the co-investigator on projects funded by the federal government and NY concerning criminal justice and public health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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