Cure Violence

Mayor Lenny Curry speaking during a virtual press conference.
City of Jacksonville

The city of Jacksonville has partnered with local hospitals and hospital administrators on a public service announcement urging residents to wear masks to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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In the 18 years Paul Tutwiler has led the Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation in Jacksonville, the organization has tried a variety of strategies to reduce the neighborhood’s high level of violent crime, all of them in collaboration with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. None have worked.

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Jacksonville’s Cure Violence initiative was touted as a tool to lower shootings and violence when the city funded it this year. This week, it’s been raising some eyebrows on social media for a campaign calling for "No Shoot Zones." 

Mayor Curry Says Technology Is Helping Get 'Serial Trigger Pullers' Off Streets

Sep 19, 2019

It has been a violent year in Jacksonville, and the city's mayor, the sheriff and the state attorney said Wednesday they're working hard to bring the crime rate down.

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Friday on the First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at some of the biggest stories of the week:

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Jacksonville’s newest crime-fighting tool will roll out in early June.

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A Chicago-based nonprofit that promises to curb violent crime got the greenlight to roll out its program in two parts of Jacksonville.