Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence

The Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence (B.R.A.G.) program at Good Shepherd Services is a partial Cure Violence site that encompasses the Fordham, University Heights, Morrisania Heights, and Mount Hope neighborhoods within the 46th Precinct of the Bronx. Founded in 1947, Good Shepherd Services is a youth and family service agency which states, as its purpose, “providing children a safe and enriching environment in which to … Continue reading Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence

Safe Space, Inc.

Safe Space was founded in 1919 and originally known as the Queensboro Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Its mission remains to help “ensure the safety and stability of youth in Queens.” The organization offers shelter, child abuse prevention, mental health assistance, school-based programming, HIV/AIDs prevention and awareness, and street outreach. As a newly initiated site affiliated with the broader violence reduction efforts … Continue reading Safe Space, Inc.

Violence Out Brownsville

CAMBA, Inc. is a non-profit agency founded in 1977 for the purpose of “connect[ing] people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life.”  It manages over 150 integrated services and programs, including education and youth development initiatives. Violence Out Brownsvile is a newly formed Cure Violence affiliate in New York City. The program is scheduled to be operational in 2015. As a newly inaugurated site, … Continue reading Violence Out Brownsville

SNUG (Bronx)

Founded more than 200 years ago, New York City Mission Society works with the city’s most disenfranchised and underserved populations. The organization manages a multi-million dollar portfolio of programs and services ranging from college and career preparation assistance to restorative justice programming. The Mission Society launched the SNUG (guns spelled backwards) program in 2010 to reduce violence in the Central Harlem neighborhood. In 2014, the … Continue reading SNUG (Bronx)

SNUG (East Harlem)

Founded more than 200 years ago, New York City Mission Society works with the city’s most disenfranchised and underserved populations. The organization manages a multi-million dollar portfolio of programs and services ranging from college and career preparation assistance to restorative justice programming. The Mission Society launched the SNUG (guns spelled backwards) program in 2010 to reduce violence in the Central Harlem neighborhood. In 2014, the … Continue reading SNUG (East Harlem)

SNUG (Central Harlem)

Founded more than 200 years ago, New York City Mission Society works with the city’s most disenfranchised and underserved populations. The organization manages a multi-million dollar portfolio of programs and services ranging from college and career preparation assistance to restorative justice programming. In 2010, the Mission Society launched the SNUG (guns spelled backwards) program to reduce violence in the Central Harlem neighborhood. Through community outreach, … Continue reading SNUG (Central Harlem)

S.O.S. (Crown Heights)

The Center for Court Innovation (CCI) advocates criminal justice reforms designed to reduce crime and improve public trust in the justice system. It oversees a number of programs, including Save Our Streets (S.O.S.), an anti-gun violence program based on the Cure Violence Model of prevention. (Read about the program on Vice news.) The S.O.S. program at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is one of … Continue reading S.O.S. (Crown Heights)

S.O.S. (Bedford-Stuyvesant)

The Center for Court Innovation (CCI) advocates criminal justice reforms designed to reduce crime and improve public trust in the justice system. It oversees a number of programs, including Save Our Streets (S.O.S.), an anti-gun violence program based on the Cure Violence Model of prevention. S.O.S. Bed-Stuy (in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant) is an expansion site. The Bed-Stuy site is managed by the Crown … Continue reading S.O.S. (Bedford-Stuyvesant)

S.O.S. (South Bronx)

The 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. Established in 2012 as … Continue reading S.O.S. (South Bronx)

S.O.S. (Morrisania)

The 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. S.O.S. Morrisania is supported … Continue reading S.O.S. (Morrisania)

Man Up!

In 2003, Deasean Hill was murdered in East New York, Brooklyn. Two years later, Andre T. Mitchell founded MAN Up, Inc., which stands for Multicultural Agency for Neighborhood Improvement and for the Complete Understanding of Emergency Preparedness. Man Up, Inc. became a Cure Violence site in 2010 and now operates in two locations in East New York. The Man Up, Inc. team offers youth programming … Continue reading Man Up!

LIFE Camp

Following the murder of two children in South Jamaica, Queens in 2002, Erica Ford founded “LIFE Camp” with the support of local neighborhood residents. LIFE stands for “Love Ignites Freedom through Education.” The organization describes its mission as offering positive opportunities for adolescents to empower themselves through education and social awareness. In 2012, LIFE Camp adopted the Cure Violence Model as one of its community-based … Continue reading LIFE Camp