Under the direction of the SNUG Program Manager implements the CURE Violence model of violence prevention by reducing violence in targeted, high rate of gun violence neighborhoods. Utilizes a multi-pronged approach to prevent shootings involving youth and young adults from ages 14-25.
Syracuse SNUG works in partnership with other gun/gang violence reduction programs and other community partners, including but not limited to community-based organizations, residents, faith -based communities and individuals once engaged in violence who have transformed their lives (stakeholders).
- Maintains a caseload of 15 – 20 high risk youth and young adults who are involved or likely to become involved in shootings.
- Meets and works in non-traditional settings such as parks, street corners, corner stores and other places where young people gather during hours when local data indicates violence is most likely to occur.
- Mediates and intervenes in conflicts and provides case management and other support.
- Collaborates with neighborhood organizations and other community groups to organize neighborhood events and public education activities that promote a no-shooting message.
High School Diploma or GED preferred. Exceptions will be made for individuals who meet all other previous experience requirements and are enrolled in a GED program with the intent of sitting for and passing the exam within one year from date of hire.
Previous Experience Requirements
• Must be individuals who have clearly demonstrated positive changes in their lives and turned away from crime
• Should be known to SNUG’s target population of high-risk individuals
• May be former gang members, individuals who have prior convictions related to firearms, others who have been previously incarcerated or served a sentence of probation or individuals from other high risk groups.