Syracuse Cure Violence (SNUG) is an evidence-based program, utilizing the Chicago Cure Violence model, designed to reduce gun violence among Syracuse youth, ages 13-22 in the south and southwest neighborhoods. Through the use of street outreach workers and violence interrupters from the community, who themselves have experienced violence and also have strong relationships with young adults, community leaders, and service providers, stop conflicts before they happen and re-direct the highest-risk youth away from life on the streets. SNUG is focused on behavioral changes in the target population prevent victimization and perpetuation of gun violence.
SNUG is funded by the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services.
Program Manager: Randy White