#GunCrisis Solution of the Day: Credible messengers

Save Our Streets Crown Heights, or SOS, is a community-based effort to end gun violence in the central portion of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. SOS works closely with local organizations, neighborhood churches and pastors, community residents and the individuals most likely to commit a shooting.

Interrupting Violence in Crown Heights from NYC in Focus on Vimeo.

Staffers mediate conflicts at risk of ending in gun violence by acting as peer counselors to men and women who are at risk of perpetrating or being victimized

The promote a visible and public message against gun violence, encouraging local voices to articulate that shooting is an unacceptable behavior.

For more information, visit soscrownheights.org.

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