Applying a public health model to stop shootings and killings.


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Web http://ceasefirechicago.org/


About the project Edit

The CeaseFire is an initiative which aims to prevent violence in communities. The Ceasefire teams base their approach on the principle that violence is a learned behavior that can be prevented using disease control methods. Using proven public health techniques, their model prevents violence through a three-prong approach:

-Detection & Interruption of Transmission
-Behavior Change to the Highest Risk
-Changing Community Norms

CeaseFire uses a data-driven model, using both statistics and good old "street knowledge" to properly apply their violence-prevention interventions.


In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Ceasefire approaches the problem of urban violence with a public health approach. They use a data-driven approach, which is uncommon among on-the-field social workers.

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This project uses a simple model, which can be easily replicated. PeaceTXT is an initiative which aims at applying mobile technology to the Ceasefire model so it can be easily scaled.

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