Cure Violence Global

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Chicago, IL, United States


Chicago, IL, United States


Mr Charles Ransford
227 W Monroe St
Suite 1000
Chicago, IL, 60606
United States

+1 312-756-8632

[email protected]

Director of Science and Policy

Cure Violence Global focuses on Children & Youth Conflict Resolution Peace & Security and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, United States.

Cure Violence Mission: To reduce violence globally using disease control and behavior change methods.

  • 1 / 3: Dr. Gary Slutkin - Ted Talk
  • 2 / 3: Cure Violence Mini Documentary - 1st Place 2018 Global Health Film Festival
  • 3 / 3: Cure Violence Trinidad


Cure Violence was founded by Gary Slutkin, M.D., former head of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Intervention Development Unit and Professor of Epidemiology and International Health at the University of Illinois/Chicago School of Public Health. Cure Violence launched in West Garfield Park, one of the most violent communities in Chicago, and was quick to produce results, reducing shootings by 67% in its first year. From 2000-2008, Cure Violence focused its activities in the United States, quickly expanding to Baltimore, New York, New Orleans, Oakland, Loiza, Puerto Rico and other sites. In 2008, Cure Violence began its first international adaptation and replication of the methodology in Basra and Sadr City, Iraq. Since then, international programs have been added in Canada (Halifax and Alberta), Colombia (Cali), El Salvador (San Salvador and San Pedro Mazawal), Honduras (San Pedro Sula), Jamaica (St. Catherine North and St. James), Kenya (Nairobi and Rift valley), Mexico (Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City), South Africa (Hanover Park), Syria (western and northern), Trinidad & Tobago (Port of Spain) and United Kingdom (London). Cure Violence has also provided training in violence prevention techniques to representatives from dozens of other countries. Several Cure Violence program sites have been externally evaluated, demonstrating strong results in multiple sites. In June 2009, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. referenced Cure Violence as a “rational, data-driven, evidence-based, and smart approach to crime.” The Economist termed the Cure Violence method “the approach that will come to prominence.”