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Parkland Students Visit the Bronx

As part of a national 'March For Our Lives' tour, survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, including David Hogg (pictured), met and marched with young people from S.O.S. Bronx.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
Melissa Mark-Viverito Drops By

Former New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito visited our Save Our Streets' South Bronx office.

SOS talent show
Paying Tribute to His Dad

At the Stop Shooting, Start Living talent show, Lavon Walker Jr. performs a dance tribute to his father, Lavon Walker, a founding member of S.O.S. Crown Heights who was fatally shot in Miami.

SOS rapid response
Responding Rapidly to Violence

Laverne Mobley, the aunt of a 19-year-old shooting victim, addresses a rapid response event in Brownsville. Mobley tells the crowd, “We will not kill each other… Stand up for something, or you’re going to fall for anything.” Find out more.

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Publications Results

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    Fact Sheet: The Bronx Community Justice Center

    The Bronx Community Justice Center works to create a safer, more equitable Bronx through community-driven public safety initiatives, youth opportunity, and economic mobility efforts focused in the South Bronx. Our vision is to support the South Bronx community to become a safe and thriving place where local ownership, community-led investment, and youth opportunity can flourish. The Bronx Community Justice Center works toward this vision by focusing on community safety, restorative practices, and youth and economic development.

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    Cages Don't Help Us Heal

    Hurt people hurt people. That's not an excuse for harm, but it fuels much of the criminal justice system. At 19, Marlon Peterson was the unarmed lookout on a robbery where two people were killed. Peterson spent a decade behind bars. He writes about those years, and the childhood in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, that preceded them, in his new memoir. I made my own choices, Peterson says, “but I also did not choose to experience the type of things I experienced.”

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Press Results

  • The Brooklyn Community That Wants Youth to Stop Shooting and Start Living


    NBC profiles our Save Our Streets (S.O.S.) program, which works in Brooklyn and the Bronx to stop shootings by building community relationships and connecting young people to support. Hear from Rahson Johnson, a violence interrupter and youth advocate with our S.O.S. team, who uses his lived experience with gun violence and the prison system to help guide children towards a better path. “The challenge for me was going back to the community that I wanted to destroy, that I was hurt by, and being able to make change,” Johnson tells NBC’s Maya Brown.

  • Brooklyn youth host 'Walk Out', rally to take stand against gun violence

    News 12

    Dozens of middle school students from Launch Charter School in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, joined up with our Save Our Streets team, school staff, and other members of the community to stage a walkout against gun violence to kick off Gun Violence Awareness Month. The walkout came after the young people spent months learning about the impacts of gun violence on their communities and many others. “They want the community to know that they're here and they're making noise to show that enough is enough. Gun violence needs to stop,” said Anthony Rowe, project director of our Neighbors in Action program.

  • Students Walk Out Over Gun Violence That Is Close to Home

    The New York Times

    More than 100 students in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, took a bold stand against gun violence in their own communities by participating in a walkout to mark the beginning of Gun Violence Awareness Month. The walkout was planned with support from the Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School in collaboration with our Save Our Streets Brooklyn team, which works to prevent shootings and bring positive resources to young people at risk of getting involved in gun violence. Read more about the walkout, and the months of study and reflection that went into it, in the New York Times.

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