CeaseFire, a grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, uses a public health approach to stop shootings and killings. Founded in Chicago, the CeaseFire model is now being replicated in cities around the world. Their innovative approach to violence reduction was the subject of an award-winning 2011 documentary, The Interrupters. Fenton support CeaseFire with ongoing messaging and media relations.
WHY CEASEFIRE INSPIRES US
We were thrilled to secure a feature story in USA Today profiling CeaseFire’s work in Chicago, Baltimore and New York. Our team is continually inspired by CeaseFire’s dedication to reducing violence, and the real impact that their work is having in cities across the country. Furthermore, in treating violence like a disease that can be tracked and interrupted, they are fundamentally challenging the way we think of violence and communities plagued by it. The multimedia USA Today story nicely lays out the effectiveness of the model and highlights the stories of those that have been transformed by the program.