S.O.S. (South Bronx)

SOS South Bronx LogoThe Center for Court Innovation (CCI) advocates criminal justice reforms designed to reduce crime and improve public trust in the justice system.

CCI manages a number of community-based programs, including several focused on reducing the harms caused by gun violence. Among these is Save Our Streets (S.O.S.) in the South Bronx, an anti-gun violence program based on the Cure Violence Model.

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Established in 2012 as a partial Cure Violence site, S.O.S. South Bronx is now a fully operational program site. It currently shares some of its office space with S.O.S. Morrisania. The S.O.S. South Bronx team works closely with the Morrisania staff and other S.O.S. program sites, along with local organizations, neighborhood churches and pastors, civic leaders and businesses in addition to those participating directly in its programming. The program hosts “community conversations” about violence, neighborhood fish frys, and “Dress for Success Tuesdays,” a staff development day that includes training workshops geared toward professional development.


Program Particulars

Host Organization: Center for Court Innovation
Program: Save Our Streets (S.O.S) South Bronx
Established: 2013
Contact: Hakeim Yahmadi, hyahmadi@sossouthbronx.org
Website: sossouthbronx.org
Implementation: Full
Staff: Supervisors (1); Outreach Workers (3); Violence Interrupters (3); Hospital Responders (0)
NYPD Precinct(s): 40th
City Council Member District(s): Melissa Mark-Viverito (8)
Adult residents living in poverty: 27%
Residents 15-34 years of age: 33%
NYCHA Communities: Monsignor E. Roberts Moore, President John Adams, and Saint Mary’s Park
Wrap-Around Service Partners: Harlem Community Justice Center, Bronx Connect, Center for Court Innovation, Legal Aid Society