Violence Interrupters is a program to reduce gang-related retaliations.
They have a presence in Washington D.C..
I found a local news article that claims:
Community members in the Benning Terrace neighborhood have noticed a decrease in shootings since January.
According to the city’s latest crime statistics, there have been zero homicides in the Benning Terrace neighborhood since the group began their work.
I found an 2012 evaluation about a similar program in Baltimore, but I'm interested in a credible report across the entire city of DC.
Have Violence Interrupters been successful in reducing shootings and homicides in Washington D.C.?