Does violence spread like a disease? Epidemiologist Gary Slutkin of Cure Violence says the issue has been misdiagnosed, and instead created science-based strategies that aim to stop violence before it erupts.
Slutkin’s 2011 presentation at the Dart Center’s Covering Youth Violence workshop in Philadelphia was among key catalysts prompting the launch of the Gun Crisis Reporting Project a few months later.
Previous GunCrisis.org reports on Philadelphia CeaseFire:
Quiet night follows ‘A Game of Peace’
Dozens gathered for discussion of grassroots gun violence solutions
#GunCrisis Solution of the Day: Funding Philadelphia CeaseFire
National Night Out with Philadelphia Ceasefire (video)
Philadelphia CeaseFire: Reaching out in North Philly
Interrupting Violence in Chicago and Philadelphia