Assessing Gun Violence Reduction Strategies in New York City

In 2012, 2013, and 2014, the Research and Evaluation Center received funding from the New York City Council to assess the implementation of gun violence reduction initiatives in New York City neighborhoods. The project is tracking the formation and deployment of gun violence reduction strategies in five areas: South Bronx, Harlem, Jamaica (Queens), North Shore of Staten Island, and East New York. Each pilot program incorporates the shooting incident crisis management system recommended by a 2012 report from the Council-sponsored Task Force to Combat Gun Violence. Each project is also expected to implement the public health-oriented violence-reduction strategy known as Cure Violence, which was developed at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Other support services are to be 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. See where we’re working with an interactive map.


The RWJF Cure Violence Evaluation is part of “NYC Cure,” the Research and Evaluation Center’s program of studies on violence prevention in New York City.

Core Staff
Laila Alsabahi, Justice Banks, Jeffrey A. Butts (PI), Anjelica Camacho, Dr. Ric Curtis, Sheyla Delgado, Leonardo Dominguez, Hind Kasem, Evan Misshula, Clarence Nell-Colon, Rhoda Ramdeen, Calliana Thomas, and Efram Thompson.

$1,000,000. New York City Council