Cure Violence initiative in Central Harlem

Initiative Overview

Street Corner Resources was recently selected to operate the Cure Violence initiative in Central Harlem. Cure Violence (previously known as CeaseFire) stops the spread of violence in communities by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control – detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms.

Cure Violence stops the spread of violence in communities by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control – detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms – resulting reductions in violence of 40% to 70%

Treating violence as a contagious health issue. Like the infectious diseases in our history, violence is better understood and more successfully treated as an epidemic.