Cure Violence Evaluation Conference

A forum hosted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation Center

October 26, 2017

Community leaders, researchers, and health workers will gather at John Jay College on October 26 to address the potential of the Cure Violence approach for supporting the safety and well-being of New York City neighborhoods. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and New York City government, the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College has been studying the effects of Cure Violence as it is incorporated in New York City’s broader violence-reduction strategy known as the Crisis Management System. Researchers have observed and collected data about the procedures used to implement the Cure Violence approach, the efforts of staff and program leaders, and the overall effectiveness of the strategy in reducing pro-violent social norms and the incidence of violent acts among high-risk communities in New York City.

During the conference, speakers and audience members will discuss a number of essential questions:

  • What are the most important components of the Cure Violence approach?
  • What challenges continue to affect Cure Violence programs in New York and throughout the world?
  • How should Cure Violence work with other community partners, including law enforcement and the criminal justice system?
  • Do we know enough yet to conclude that Cure Violence is worthwhile, cost-effective, etc.?
  • Can research improve the Cure Violence approach and increase it’s effectiveness?

Space is limited. We will confirm all successful registrations the week before the conference.

We are now at full capacity, but we invite you to sign up for the waiting list.

Panels and Speakers