CeaseFire is an evidence-based, innovative public health approach reducing retaliatory shootings in some of Chicago’s most difficult neighborhoods. The program utilizes highly trained staff to mediate conflicts, as well as help individuals at risk of becoming involved in violence to change their thinking and behaviors.
This CeaseFire Intervention and Behavior Change Method is statistically proven effective for reducing shootings and killings. In fact, a scientific and external evaluation commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice found that shootings decreased by up to 73 percent in CeaseFire zones.
CeaseFire Chicago Interrupts Violence In the City
IACPtv reports on the positive influence of CeaseFire Austin “violence interrupters” Karl Bell and Robbie Wilkerson. YOS is the community partner for CeaseFire Austin.
For more information on how you can get involved, visit the CeaseFire web page today!