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Cure Violence Endorsers
The Coalition Against Police Crimes & Repression (CAPCR)’s Campaign for Real Public Safety is advancing a
common sense, evidence-based model of providing services that create and maintain real public safety. CAPCR is
asking you and/or your organization to endorse one aspect of this campaign--Cure Violence.
It is clear the arrest-and-incarcerate model of public safety has failed. Jails and prisons are overflowing, lives have been destroyed, and the inherent strengths of communities undermined - all with little increase in public safety.
St. Louis’ homicide rate reached a high in 2017 and was only slightly lower in 2018. As a positive step to solve the epidemic of violent crime, we are advocating for Cure Violence. This program approaches violence as a public health issue. It hires mediators who come from the areas most affected and who work to interrupt the
cycle of violence. They are in the streets deescalating tense situations and resolving conflicts. These mediators are backed up by outreach specialists who work to connect people with existing services, thereby creating alternatives to criminal behavior.
Cure Violence does not work in conjunction with the police. They believe this distance from law enforcement is crucial to their credibility and effectiveness.
For more info:
Will your organization endorse Cure Violence?
Name of Organization/Individual
What assistance can your organization commit to? (Check all applicable)
Lend your name
Show up for press conferences etc
Share email announcements
Attend CAPCR’s monthly meeting, 2nd Thurs. of the month, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 1401 Rowan Ave.
Join a Working Group
Rally volunteers for canvassing, lobbying
Devote non-meeting staff time
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