‘Cure Violence’ Expands Globally

Chicago police display some of the nearly 3,400 illegal firearms
(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Chicago police display some of the nearly 3,400 illegal firearms
(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

‘Cure Violence’ Expands Globally

Chicago gun violence has become an international news story.

Years ago, Dr. Gary Slutkin came to the conclusion that violence is a public health issue. As a result, he came back to his native Chicago to form the group Cure Violence to implement his theory into violence prevention strategies in U.S. cities. Dr. Slutkin’s project was the subject of the multiple award-winning documentary The Interrupters.

Since we last spoke with Slutkin in 2015, Cure Violence has expanded globally into several countries including Honduras, South Africa and Iraq. He joins us for an update with Cure Violence Chief Program Officer, Brent Decker.