Cure Violence, a program of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health has been ranked 10th in NGO Advisor’s 2018 report of the Top 500 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the world. NGO Advisor is an independent media organization and one of the definitive international rankings of non-governmental organizations. Cure Violence has been among the top 20 NGOs for five consecutive years and moved up two places from last year.
Cure Violence uses a public health approach to stop the spread of violence in communities by detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms — resulting in reductions in violence of up to 70 percent. The Cure Violence approach has been proven effective by multiple studies for lessening street and youth violence, and is being used to tackle other issues, including cartel, tribal, election, prison, school, and ideologically inspired violence. The group is also increasingly being consulted on mass shootings, domestic violence and violence in active conflict zones.