Citizens Crime Commission of New York City


A non-partisan non-profit organization working to make criminal justice
and public safety policies and practices more effective through innovation,
research, and education.

INITIATIVE
Youth Gun Violence Prevention
Leadership Development

Issue
Credible messengers are the key to Cure Violence and reaching disconnected young people. However, many do not have the formal training that would help them be even more effective in their work.

Solution
With the lens of advancing credible messengers skills and careers, we are developing an evidence-based leadership curriculum.

Topic Highlights
  • Public Health
  • Collective Efficacy
  • Communication
  • Team Building
  • Public Education
  • Case Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Burnout
Providing credible messengers with a foundation in leadership skills will support their growth and abilities in working with the community.

Changing the Narrative
Since public health strategies incorporate historical and contemporary injustice, space is created for non-traditional models, like Cure Violence, that are geared towards stopping violence from happening by addressing root causes.

Equipping credible messengers with the skills to engage in community organizing that is rooted in collective efficacy results in empowered community members, greater self-efficacy and civic engagement.








Media & Resources

Reports

E-Responder Evaluation: Cultivating Resilience and Sociopolitical Empowerment (2017):
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When Your Best Friend is Murdered: Experiences of Grief and Trauma with Crew-Involved Youth (2017)
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E-Responder Evaluation: Youth Leadership Program Results (2017)
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Social Media as an Opportunity for Service (2017)
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E-Responder Evaluation: Interruption Toolkit Results (2017)
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Social Media Impacts Behavior & Norms (2016)
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Social Media & Real-World Consequences (2015)

Volume 1:
From Virtual to Violent
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Social Media & Real-World Consequences (2015)

Volume 2:
Responding to Social Media Norms
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Sustaining Crime Reductions in New York City: Priorities for Preventing Youth Crime (2015)
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Assessing New York City's Youth Gun Violence Crisis: Crews (2015)

Volume 1:
Defining the Problem
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Assessing New York City's Youth Gun Violence Crisis: Crews (2015)

Volume 2:
CompStat for Violence Prevention Programs
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Assessing New York City's Youth Gun Violence Crisis: Crews (2015)

Volume 3:
Responding to the Problem
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