“Operation Hood” Coney Island Cure Violence Initiative

Our “Operation Hood” Coney Island Cure Violence Initiative is funded by the NYC Council Anti-Gun Violence initiative, through the efforts and support of Councilman Mark Treyger and administered by NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation and NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The goals of the Cure Violence model are to stop shootings and prevent injuries and fatalities in areas identified with high incidence of youth violence through:

  • Identification and mediation of conflicts among high-risk youth in the target area;
  • Identifying high-risk youth and mentoring them about redirecting life choices, job training, schooling, employment, health care, etc.;
  • Mobilizing and uniting the community through shooting responses and community events (e.g., rallies, marches) to raise awareness about violence and to promote community norms that reject violence.

“Operation Hood” maintains a walk- in center located on Mermaid Avenue in the midst of Coney Island.

For more information please call 718-449-5000 ext 2288 or 347-483-4312 or email d.scott@operation-hood.org