OPERATION GOOD AND SAFE STREETS CURE VIOLENCE PROGRAM
Metropolitan cities across the United States have experienced significant violence for decades, and Jackson Mississippi, has not been immune to this disease. Like the infectious diseases in our history (i.e. cancer and etc.), violence can be better understood and more successfully treated as an epidemic. Using the methods and strategies associated with disease control – detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms – trained community members, health practitioners, social service providers, police and City government can reduce violence, if not eliminate it.
PAI has partnered with Operation Good and Safe Streets, a community-based organization, to establish a violence interruption program in Jackson, Mississippi.
The program is a member of the national Cure Violence also known as Violence Interruption model. The program is currently operating in the South Jackson Oak Forest Community. Follow Operation Good's Work on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/operation.good99/.
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