Reducing Violence News Archive

  • Gun Control is a Local Issue

    Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

    Kellen Khelefu and Davonte Dudley joined a special episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee to talk about our anti-violence program Save our Streets. Viewing gun violence through the lens of a public health crisis, violence interrupters leverage their relationships in neighborhoods affected by gun violence to de-escalate and stop violence before it starts.

  • Anti-Violence Fair Held At Harlem Housing Complex

    CBS New York

    An anti-violence fair was held Friday in Harlem in the same city housing complex where a little boy was killed in March. The event had the feel of a block party but with crucial information about resources for the community.

  • Virtual Summit Spotlights Community Safety Projects at NYCHA

    The NYCHA Journal

    “Each of these safety interventions was created by residents for residents as innovative solutions to addressing community safety,” says Danielle Brutus of the Center for Court Innovation on The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice virtual summit. Bringing together NYCHA resident leaders, local government officials, and policymakers to discuss how safety interventions can influence policy, 400 registered attendees heard panels and discussions on the legacy of the stop-and-frisk policy and “Physical Space as an Innovative Design and Policy Opportunity.” 

  • Outdoor Space Serves as Community Resources Hub for Stapleton Residents

    The NYCHA Journal

    The Stapleton Houses' Resource Hub initiative consists of five pop-up mobile kiosks near the development’s tennis court area. A product of the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety, the program is effectively operating a hub to connect the community to requested services, resources, and programming. Some key issues for Stapleton’s resident stakeholder team have included health and overall wellness, safety and justice, connection to resource information, as well as youth programming and development. 

  • As Murders Rise, New York City Turns to a Police Alternative


    Spurred by the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police, New York is just one city where protesters are calling for money to be diverted from police budgets to the community. Mayor Bill de Blasio added $10 million of funding for community groups running alternative-to-policing programs, including Save Our Streets.

  • 10 Ways To Reduce Policing and Make Communities Safer

    The Appeal

    "In New York City, one study found that gun violence rates declined significantly in two neighborhoods operating violence interruption programs." The Appeal cites our Save Our Streets program in the Bronx as one way to reduce the footprint of police and create safer communities.