Ann Givens The Trace The most comprehensive study yet of a popular violence-prevention group’s New York City program has found it effective in reducing gun crime and defusing situations that can lead to shootings in two neighborhoods where it is in force. Cure Violence, a national, public health-based program that employs “credible messengers” like former gang members and ex convicts…
Wall Street Journal article described JohnJayREC’s study of the Cure Violence model in New York City.
Young men who express more confidence in law enforcement are less likely to support the use of personal violence to settle disputes and resolve personal conflicts.
Promising evidence that the public health approach to violence reduction championed by Cure Violence may be capable of creating safe and healthy communities.
Crime Upticks September 27, 2017 JohnJayREC director, Jeffrey Butts, interviewed on WRVA NewsRadio by host Jeff Katz, discussing new crime numbers released this week by the FBI and what they say about the increases in violent crime in a number of U.S. cities. .
Legitimacy plays an important role in building trust in government, and legitimacy and trust have been shown to move individual citizens along a continuum of cooperation where mere compliance turns to satisfaction, support, cooperation, and, ultimately, proactive engagement.