Jeffrey Butts was interviewed by NBC News for a story about community-based violence prevention efforts in New York City.
What has led to the historic rise in gun violence and what can be done about it? KGW Investigates spent the last two months talking to families, law enforcement officers, and community leaders to try and answer those questions. Everyone we spoke to agreed on two things: the pandemic has played a significant role and long-term solutions will require investment in communities.
Cure Violence programs in New York City have become a staple during the de Blasio administration over the years, receiving $34 million in allocations while expanding into 17 precincts in high-crime neighborhoods. A study by John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2020 found that the drop in shootings over the years coincided with increased use of Cure Violence programs across the city.
A John Jay College study compared a South Bronx neighborhood served by Cure Violence with a demographically similar neighborhood that did not have violence interrupters. But perhaps more promising than the decrease in shootings were the shifts in attitudes toward violence the John Jay survey found among young men in the neighborhood.
by ADAM SHRIER NEW YORK DAILY NEWS January 2, 2018 For Rohan Levy, the line between life and death came down to a teenage gunman who mistook the 15-year-old boy’s friend for a rival gang member. The charismatic Brooklyn teen, with his bright smile and exuberant laugh, was joking with two friends just a half [...]
La ciudad de Nueva York lanzó el primer programa de Cure Violence - que utiliza el acercamiento a las comunidades para interrumpir la violencia - en 2010 con fondos del Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos. Hoy, hay 18 programas en toda la ciudad. Este informe analiza dos de ellos: Man Up! Inc. en el barrio East New York, Brooklyn y Save Our Streets en el barrio South Bronx. Cada uno de estos barrios fue comparado con otro barrio de características demográficas y tendencias criminales similares, pero sin programas de Cure Violence. Tal y como se detalla en este informe, las comparativas ofrecen una evidencia prometedora de que la perspectiva de salud pública para la reducción de la violencia, liderada por Cure Violence, puede ser capaz de crear comunidades sanas y seguras.