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Parkland Students Visit the Bronx

As part of a national 'March For Our Lives' tour, survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, including David Hogg (pictured), met and marched with young people from S.O.S. Bronx.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
Melissa Mark-Viverito Drops By

Former New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito visited our Save Our Streets' South Bronx office.

SOS talent show
Paying Tribute to His Dad

At the Stop Shooting, Start Living talent show, Lavon Walker Jr. performs a dance tribute to his father, Lavon Walker, a founding member of S.O.S. Crown Heights who was fatally shot in Miami.

SOS rapid response
Responding Rapidly to Violence

Laverne Mobley, the aunt of a 19-year-old shooting victim, addresses a rapid response event in Brownsville. Mobley tells the crowd, “We will not kill each other… Stand up for something, or you’re going to fall for anything.” Find out more.

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  • 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. 

  • Can a Public Health Approach Disrupt Gun Violence and Systemic Racism?

    Nonprofit Quarterly

    Gun violence has risen in cities across the U.S. this summer, compounding the issues of systemic racism, intergenerational trauma, and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Nonprofit Quarterly explores research-backed solutions to gun violence, including violence interruption programs like our Save Our Streets, which approaches gun violence as a public health issue.

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