Author: Cure Violence
Publication Date: October 2015
Summary: The Cure Violence Model is an evidence-based, epidemic reversal approach to reducing violence that applies the same techniques used to stop other epidemics such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Community health workers are hired from the community and chosen for their access and credibility among the highest risk population. These community health workers are also carefully trained in methods of detection, mediation, behavior change, and norm change. The program is currently implemented in more than 50 sites in 25 cities in seven countries (currently, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, Canada, and the United States). The Cure Violence Model is actively promoted by the National Governors’ Association, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Institute of Justice, World Bank, and others.
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