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Elissa Curtis

Trymaine Lee

8 April 2014

New York, New York, United States

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In Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood, an organization called Save Our Streets Crown Heights (S.O.S.) is taking steps to disrupt violence. The organization is modeled after Chicago's violence interrupters, which em...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

26 January 2014

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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In Memphis, “school officials, politicians, business leaders, preachers, nonprofit organizations and everyday residents” came together to fight crime in a strategy known as Collective Impact. Could this approach help ...

Philadelphia Magazine

Steve Volk

23 August 2012

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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When kids grow up in violence-ridden areas, the psychological stress they endure can have impacts mimicking PTSD symptoms and often leads to less resiliency when it comes to joining gangs. Although there is no quick f...

The Atlantic

Max Fisher

23 July 2012

Japan

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While the United States struggled with thousands of gun-related homicides in 2008, Japan had a meager eleven. Despite Japan being a developed country, it has controlled and restricted gun-use from the police on the st...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

19 December 2011

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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In Glasgow, gang violence was rampant and affected the youth of the community. Then a new initiative was started: VRU's Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV). This initiative focused on providing support to t...

The New York Times Magazine

Alex Kotlowitz

4 May 2008

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In the earliest days of what has become the Cure Violence model of violence prevention using street-outreach mediators, the Chicago CeaseFire group began hiring former gang members and people recently released from pr...

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