St.Kitts-Nevis Adapts Cure Violence Health Model To Suit The Federation’s Community Policing Initiatives

The Ministry of National Security adapted the Cure Violence Health Model into its crime fighting initiatives as a way of ensuring safety and security among communities.According to the Cure Violence Health Model uses epidemic control method to reduce violence. Selected members of the community –trusted insiders – are carefully trained to anticipate where violence may occur and intervene before it erupts.

 Osmond Petty, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, spoke to the three components of the model, namely, detecting and interrupting potential in violent conflicts; identifying and treating highest risk; and mobilizing the community to change norms.