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How do we support communities with high levels of violence?

Lead Agency 

Office of the Attorney General (OAG)

Brian Schwalb

Fiscal Year(s) Funded

FY18 - present

Status 

Ongoing

Contact 

Ameen Beale

Ameen.Beale@dc.gov

For More Info

Cure the Streets – Violence Interruption Program  

Cure the Streets – Data Dashboard 

Cure the Streets – Target Areas 

Cure the Streets – FY23 RFA

Program Summary 

Cure the Streets is a pilot public safety program launched by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) aimed at reducing gun violence. It operates in high-violence neighborhoods using a data-driven, public-health approach to gun violence by treating it as a disease that can be interrupted, treated, and stopped from spreading.

How does it help? 

Cure the Streets is based on the Cure Violence Global model, which employs local, credible individuals who have deep ties to the neighborhood in which they work. Outreach workers and violence interrupters de-escalate conflicts, attempt to resolve them through mediation and avert potentially fatal shootings. After mediating a conflict, the violence interrupters remain engaged with the participants, to ensure lasting peace and connect the person with services and to help them live non-violent lives. Cure the Streets is designed to address certain types of gun crimes, those that result from reciprocal violence. It is not intended to address, for example, intimate partner violence or violence related to random crime.

How much is invested?

Funding is available based on program size and the number of programs for each community-based organization, not to exceed $814,000.00 per project.

Who uses this program?

WARD 4

Brightwood Park/Petworth

WARD 5

Ivy City/Sursum Corda

WARD 5

Trinidad/Arboretum

WARD 5

Truxton Circle/Eckington 

WARD 7

Marshall Heights

WARD 8

Bellevue

WARD 8

Historic Anacostia/Fairlawn

WARD 8

Washington Highlands

WARD 8

Trenton Park/Wahler Place

WARD 8

Congress Park/Heights
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