Violence Prevention

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Bermuda to borrow US anti-gang ideas

An article from the Royal Gazette about Bermuda's plans to adopt anti-gang initiatives from United States programs such as Save Our Streets Crown Heights.

http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20110610/NEWS03/706109972

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Brooklyn Murders Have Crown Heights Fighting Back

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center's newest program—SOS Crown Heights—deploys four outreach workers to the streets whenever a shooting has taken place to prevent more violence.

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2010-10-24/news/29440651_1_shooting-gang-rivalry...

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Brownsville Murder of Zurana Horton Highlights Need for a Renewed Fight Against Gun Crime

An op-ed from the New York Daily News makes reference to the Center for Court Innovation's research in Brownsville and anti-violence work in Crown Heights through Save Our Streets Crown Heights.   

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/brownsville-murder-zurana-horton-highlights-a...

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Chicago Police to Partner with Anti-Violence Group CeaseFire to Curb Shootings

This article from msnbc.com quotes Amy Ellenbogen of Save Our Streets Crown Heights, a program replicating CeaseFire in Brooklyn, New York.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/06/27/12423957-chicago-police-to-partner-wi...

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City Council Funds Program to Stop Gun Violence in the South Bronx

An article from DNAinfo on a new initiative to replicate Save Our Streets (SOS) Crown Heights, which treats gun violence as a public health crisis, in the 40th precinct in the Bronx. The article quotes Amy Ellenbogen, director of the Crown Heights Mediation Center, which runs SOS Crown Heights: “We stand together to say we want to stop this plague.”

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120731/mott-haven/city-council-funds-program-s...

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Combating Youth Violence: Concrete Solutions for New York City

Child Welfare Watch, of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School, posts footage of a discussion on youth violence, which features Reean Charles, organizer at Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO S.O.S.), among others.

http://blogs.newschool.edu/child-welfare-nyc/2012/03/combating-youth-violence-co...

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Crown Heights Counting on Security

A feature story from The Wall Street Journal on Save Our Streets Crown Heights and its efforts to combat gun violence.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304019404577416383799096076.html?m...

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Crown Heights Journal: Gunfire will no longer be met by silence

The New York Times spotlights the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center's SOS project, which is working to reduce shootings in Brooklyn.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/11/nyregion/11metjournal.html?_r=2&ref=nyregion

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Gun Violence as Public Health Threat

The Gotham Gazette looks at New York City's plans for new anti-gun-violence initiatives cites Save Our Streets Crown Heights as a successful model.

http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/component/content/article/47-public-safet...

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Held Hostage in Brownsville: Residents Too Afraid to Leave their Homes Because of Gun Violence

The New York Daily News spotlights Brownsville, Brooklyn and quotes James Brodick, project director of the Brownsville Community Justice Center.

http://www.nydailynews.com/held-hostage-brownsville-residents-afraid-leave-homes...

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Help Them Hold Crown Heights Together

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center on Kingston Ave. sits quietly perched in the middle of an urban war zone, dispensing peace, nurturing, learning and common sense in a neighborhood that desperately needs more of it.

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/hold-crown-heights-article-1.211787

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Huffington Post on SOS Crown Heights

Tio Hardiman, Director of Ceasefire Illinois, writes in The Huffington Post about the success of our SOS program, which targets gun violence in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

http://huff.to/SOScrownheights

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Interrupting violence

A profile from NYC In Focus about Save Our Streets Crown Heights, a project run out of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, and the work violence interrupters do to prevent violent crime in the community.

http://nycinfocus.org/2011/11/interrupting-violence/

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Interrupting Violence, on Screen and on the Streets

A piece from The New York Times about the Manhattan premiere of “The Interrupters,” a new documentary that depicts the anti-violence program CeaseFire, attended by members of Crown Heights S.O.S.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/01/interrupting-violence-on-screen-and...

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Promising Strategies for Violence Reduction: Lessons from Two Decades of Innovation

This Project Safe Neighborhoods Case Study Report looks at several promising interventions that have emerged with varying degrees of empirical support for their ability to prevent and reduce levels of crime and violence at the local level.

https://www.bja.gov/Publications/MSU_PromisingViolenceReductionInitiatives.pdf

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