Temple launches program to curb gun violence in North Philly

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Philadelphia CityPaper

A national program called CeaseFire, proved to reduce gun violence in urban areas, has come to Philadelphia. Based at the Temple's School of Medicine in the Center for Urban Health, Ethics and Policy, CeaseFire conceives of violence as a disease whose transmission can be stopped through behavioral change. The program mixes statistical analysis with the knowledge of those in the neighborhood of the Philadelphia Police Department's 22nd District to target those most at-risk for gun violence.