Two Years After its Launch, Dallas Cred Makes an Impact on Violence Reduction

    Members of YAP's Dallas Cred team

    Dallas, Tx — Cure Violence Global data finds that from May – December of 2022, 100% of the individuals who received Dallas Cred services after engaging in a violent incident have not retaliated. Program leaders say during that time, the city saw an overall 22% reduction in violent crimes across the four Dallas Cred target areas combined.

    Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. launched Dallas Cred in 2021 under a contract with the city of Dallas to make violence interrupters part of its public safety strategy. YAP is a national nonprofit in 33 states and the District of Columbia that provides community-based services as an alternative to youth incarceration, congregate residential treatment and neighborhood violence. Since May when YAP began using Cure Violence Global to track program outcomes, the nonprofit provided services to 58 high-risk individuals and interrupted 51 violent acts, with a recidivism rate of only 2.6% among justice-system involved individuals they served.

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