Cure Violence


cureviolence4With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) of Princeton, New Jersey, the New York City Council and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College is working with the Center for Court Innovation (CCI) and many other nonprofit and governmental partners to evaluate the efficacy and outcomes of  the “Cure Violence” model of violence reduction.

logo_nyccure The Cure Violence Evaluation is part of NYCCure, the Center’s program of studies on violence prevention in New York City. The NYC Cure evaluation team is studying the key components of the Cure Violence model, the procedures used to implement the model, the contributions of wrap-around services and other components of the intervention model, and its overall effectiveness in reducing pro-violent social norms among high-risk communities in New York.


The City of New York and its partners are implementing the Cure Violence approach in more than 20 neighborhoods while the Research & Evaluation Center collects data in many of those communities as well as comparison communities without Cure Violence.

See where we’re working with an interactive map.

Read the initial RWJF evaluation plan.
Review other products of this project.

Core Staff
Wogod Alawlaqi, Nicole Marie Alexander, Laila Alsabahi, Justice Banks, Jeffrey A. Butts (PI), Anjelica-Maria Camacho, Patricia Cobar, Sheyla Delgado (Project Director), Richard Espinobarros, and Rhoda Ramdeen

$1,000,000. New York City Council.
$3,126,000. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
$265,000. New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.

Our Unofficial Theme Song (“Urge to be Violent” by Balkan Beat Box)