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Legislation #: 140120 Introduction Date: 2/20/2014
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS SHARP, WAGNER, FORD, TAYLOR, MARCASON, JAMES, JR., JOHNSON, CIRCO, CURLS AND BROOKS
Title: Recognizing Dr. Gary Slutkin, M.D., as a violence prevention innovator.

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2/18/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/20/2014 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 140120

 

Recognizing Dr. Gary Slutkin, M.D., as a violence prevention innovator.

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Slutkin is a physician, professor, epidemiologist, infectious disease control specialist and is the Founder/Executive Director of Cure Violence (formerly CeaseFire); and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Slutkin founded CeaseFire in 1995 in Chicago, Illinois as an anti-violence program with the mission of reducing street violence using trained workers to interrupt potentially violent situations from a public health approach; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Slutkin has been successful in his violence prevention approach that has been presented to the World Bank, the State Department, the World Health Organization, the Institute of Medicine, MIT SaxeLab, Harvard Law School and the National Intelligence Council among others; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Slutkin’s program, Cure Violence, has been endorsed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and has been heralded by the Global Journal as the “pioneering violence reduction model” needed for 21st Century conflict, and has been named one of its top 100 NGOs (non-government organizations) worldwide; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Slutkin’s Cure Violence model has been replicated at over 50 sites in 15 U.S. cities and 7 countries abroad; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Slutkin’s Cure Violence model has been statistically validated in reducing the number of shootings and homicides by three independent evaluations conducted by the Department of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control in three U.S. cities – Chicago, Baltimore and New York; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Dr. Gary Slutkin, Founder/Executive Director of Cure Violence, in commemoration of his world-wide work as a violence prevention innovator; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Dr. Gary Slutkin with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for all of Dr. Slutkin’s esteemed work and contributions.

 

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