I came across this awesome group today:
Here are some links to more info:
I have major objections to the "disease model" approaches and "learned behavior" explanations on which CeaseFire is constructed. But as a former EMT, I also know that when our kids are dying in the streets, you stop the bleeding first. Then you (or people who focus on how to shift collective worldviews) can attend to the evolutionary theories and long term solutions that will clear the planet of violence altogether.
It takes love, courage and a clear sense of "life threatening emergency" to work on the frontlines of American violence. I think the Interrupters of CeaseFire are real heroes.