OPERATION H.O.O.D. CONEY ISLAND CURE VIOLENCE INITIATIVE
Our Operation H.O.O.D. (Helping Our Own Develop) Cure Violence Initiative in Coney Island aims to identify and mediate conflicts among high-risk youth, mentor high-risk youth to change behaviors toward gun violence and mobilize the community to raise awareness about violence and promote community norms that reject violence.
We aim to give community members the tools they need to foster safe, productive lives. Our staff offers assistance with housing, health care, social services and educational issues. We also provide case management services and act as a link between other intergovernmental agencies and community based organizations.
We help build relationships and work with program participants to develop conflict resolution skills. Operation H.O.O.D. has made the Coney Island community safer and achieved phenomenal outcomes, including multiple periods of 200 days without a shooting. Operation H.O.O.D. maintains a walk-in center located on Mermaid Avenue centrally located in Coney Island.
We would like to thank the Operation H.O.O.D. program funders, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) and the NYC Department of Education (DOE).