In 2012, the Research & Evaluation Center received the first of three grants from the New York City Council to assess the implementation of gun violence reduction initiatives in New York City neighborhoods. The project began 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.
In 2014, the City announced the expansion of violence reduction programs in other areas of the five boroughs. The accompanying map provides the locations of all of the programs, including the Cure Violence affiliates funded by the City Council and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as well as several comparison areas that are being studied by the Research & Evaluation Center. John Jay researchers (operating under the street brand “NYC Cure”) are conducting surveys of young men (ages 18-30) in many of the communities operating Cure Violence programs and several of the comparison areas.
NYCCure is the Research & Evaluation Center’s program of studies on gun violence prevention in New York City. Read our original evaluation plan.