Combating Violence on Chicago’s Streets: The Cure Violence Initiative

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  1. “These methods have resulted in reductions in shootings and killings of 16% to 34% that are directly attributed to the strategy, and from 41% to 73% overall. The initial implementation has been replicated in 11 communities in Chicago and Baltimore with large reductions in violence found by independently performed studies commissioned by the US Department of Justice, the Center for Disease Control, and Johns Hopkins.”
    Any reduction is better than no reduction, but how truly effective is Cure Violence in Chicago when their rate of gun violence crime for 2013 already exceeds that of 2002? Having said that, I believe no one solution exists to solve our culture of violence. It is good that Cure Violence thinks outside the box, but many other agencies, organizations, religious communities, etc. need to do likewise and team up and be proactive.

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