Gun Violence Reduction in New York City: Year 1 Assessment

by Sheyla Delgado, Laura Negredo, Popy Begum, Michelle Cubellis, Alana Henninger, Douglas Evans, Kathy Tomberg, and Jeffrey Butts

screenshotIn September 2011, the New York City Council created the Task Force to Combat Gun Violence as a response to a series of shootings around New York City. The Task Force was a central component in the development of New York City’s new “crisis management system” to reduce gun violence. The new system is being piloted in one neighborhood in each of New York City’s five boroughs – East New York, Brooklyn (75th NYPD precinct); South Bronx (40th precinct); South Jamaica, Queens (113th precinct); North Harlem, Manhattan (32nd precinct); and North Staten Island (120th precinct). Each of the pilot communities is building its efforts around the Cure Violence model, but each community is also developing and implementing its own strategy under New York’s crisis management system. A team of researchers from the Research & Evaluation Center at John Jay College visited the communities and interviewed program leaders, agency officials, and community partners. The first report from the assessment project is available on the Research & Evaluation Center’s collaborative website with Temple University, “publicsafetyevidence.org.” The report presents the initial assessment of implementation progress in four of the five New York City boroughs: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

 Project funded by the New York City Council