Jacksonville has adopted the international community Violence Intervention (CVI) Strategy, Cure Violence Global which uses a public health approach in treating violence under the guise that it is an infection disease which can be controlled.

As a CVI model the United States Department of Justice recognizes Cure Violence Global as an effective violence intervention and prevention program. This supports Mayor Curry's initiative to make our city safer.
Cure Violence Jax Core Components
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Detect and Interrupt Potentially Violent Conflicts
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Treat Those At Highest Rick For Involvement in Violence
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Group and Community Norm Change
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Hospital Response and Follow Up
The CVJ Hospital Response component partners with local hospital trauma centers to provide a comprehensive response whenever a gunshot, stabbing, or blunt trauma victim arrives at the hospital. Program staff intervene during the critical window after a violent incident to prevent retaliation and interrupt the cycle of violence.
Cure Violence Jacksonville trains and deploys both violence interrupters and outreach workers in targeted areas to identify conflict and diffuse it before the disputes become violent. These persons are trusted members of the community they serve. Their street credibility warrants respect from individuals at a high risk. High risk individuals are those immediately in danger of killing or being killed. The goal of these trained community members foremost is to teach and model communicative ways to resolve conflicts peaceably among high-risk individuals.
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Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corp.
Reintegration Solutions of Jacksonville Inc.
The Potter's House Christian Fellowship
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August 18, 2021
 Mayor Curry speaks on launching cure violence in Jacksonville
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August 18, 2021
The welcome and kickoff of the Cure Violence program was held in Northside Jacksonville
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August 18, 2021
Following extensive interviews and research, Cure Violence is releasing its assessment for the City of Jacksonville. The assessment visit was performed between February 18th and 21st of 2019.
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August 18, 2021
The Cure Violence health initiative launches in Jacksonville on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corp.’s annual Health and Neighborhoods Day. The program uses a public-health approach that treats violence under the idea that violence is a contagion that can be controlled. 
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Contact: Najera Johnson,
Human Services Planner Cure Violence Jacksonville
CureViolenceJax@COJ.net