Learn how the Cure Violence model was implemented in Cali


Tuesday, 15 December 2020


Alvaralice Foundation

Documentary video of the strategy’s implementation and operation.

The implementation of the Cure Violence strategy between 2017 and 2019 showed significant results in Cali. The program sought to reduce violence  (homicides, injuries, and shootings) caused by young people in the neighborhoods of Charco Azul and the settlements of Comuneros I.

The main results of this project include the reduction of violent dynamics in both neighborhoods. Thanks to the work carried out by the supervisors, interrupters, and links with the project participants, the following was achieved:

  • Between 2017 and 2019, homicides were reduced by 47% in Charco Azul and by 30% in the intervention area in Comuneros.
  • The voluntary involvement of 307 high-risk youths to the project (129 in Comuneros and 178 in Charco Azul).
  • 40% of the young people linked to the project went back to school.

For more information on the model and the evaluation, see the following reports:

  1. Systematization that delivers information about the model and its main results.
  2. Impact evaluation report implemented by ICESI university that states the effects on coexistence and citizen security, trust in institutions, and the social return on investment.

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