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
Overview

What We Do
We develop programs and policies that enhance and expand violence prevention efforts. We focus on implementing community-designed solutions that are effective, sustainable and informed by academic research.

How We Do It
We work with NY Cure Violence sites - public health programs that conduct violence interruption and street outreach with youth involved in gun violence - with the goal of creating solutions that help youth transform their lives.

Understanding What Works
We designed a custom database that promotes the ability to enhance effectiveness, inform policy and manage program performance.
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E-Responder
Social media is the new space of conflict and we developed interventions that build skills in youth and prevents online conflicts from turning into real-world shootings and murders.
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Post-Takedown Community Engagement Strategy
A multi-phase policy that engages community residents after a mass arrest and prevents youth from filling the vacuum in gang or crew leadership created by the takedown.
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Leadership Development
We are developing an evidence-based leadership curriculum to provide credible messengers with a foundation in leadership skills that will support their growth and abilities in working with the community.
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Creating Pathways for Tomorrow's Adults
Working with our NYC Cure Violence partners, we are developing a job readiness program that is tailored specifically to high-risk youth.
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Our Lens
We cannot allow youth to believe violence is a normal part of life.

"It's always been like this. I'm scared one day it could happen to me, but it's normal, like hearing cars honking their horns. It's never going to end." - 15 year old Harlem resident

Our youth deserve better.






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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