Conference Call on Ceasefire Program

Posted by on July 6, 2009

Ceasefire: An In-Depth Look at Using Street Outreach Workers to Stop the Epidemic of Youth Violence

Thursday, July 23, 2:30 p.m. Eastern

This call will provide an in-depth look at one aspect of the “Ceasefire” model: the ability of community outreach workers and faith leaders to intervene with youth at risk of becoming perpetrators or victims of violence. One prominent example in which this model has achieved impressive results is in Chicago, where carefully structured interventions have reduced shootings and killings in some city neighborhoods.

Speakers will discuss efforts by outreach workers to prevent violence before it occurs and mediate conflicts before they get out of control. The thought-provoking presentation, with its emphasis on evidence and proven results, will also offer ideas on how to foster community norms that promote nonviolence.

Listeners who tune in to this call will gain new insights into how city officials and police departments can effectively collaborate with street-level outreach workers in stopping youth violence.

Details: To register online for these free audiocoferences, visit No phone registrations can be accepted. One day prior to the event, each registrant will receive an e-mail providing a toll-free, dial-in number to use in joining the audioconference. Listeners will have opportunities to ask questions to panelists during each call.

To ask questions about the audioconferences, contact Michael Karpman at (202) 626-3072 or

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