violence prevention

Final Evaluation of the Phoenix TRUCE Project: A Replication of Chicago Ceasefire

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Publication Date: 
November 1, 2012
Andrew M. Fox, David E. Choate, Charles M. Katz, Shirin Marvastian, Eric C. Hedberg

The Phoenix TRUCE Project is modeled after the Chicago CeaseFire program, and as such has adopted a public health approach in responding to violence in the community. TRUCE emphasizes the use of outreach staff embedded in the community who identify community members who are at imminent risk of being either a victim or perpetrator of violence, particularly gun violence. The project is a data-driven, and its core components include, community mobilization and youth outreach. Each of its components addresses a different facet of the violence problem with the goal of preventing shootings.