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VICE News covers one of our recent “shooting responses”, which are community rallies denouncing gun violence, organized by our “Rock Safe Streets” Cure Violence program based in Far Rockaway, Queens. Like Cure Violence chapters around the City, Rock Safe Streets addresses violence as a cyclical and contagious public health issue which is mainly taking its toll on the lowest-income urban youth who grow up in unsafe neighborhoods. Read more to learn how many of our teen members have stepped up to demand peace in their communities, and lead some of their “high risk” peers toward positive, alternative pathways available for youth and families at Sheltering Arms.
Read the full article at VICE News.