Evaluation of the Phoenix TRUCE Project: A Replication of Chicago CeaseFire

Andrew M. Fox, Charles Katz, David E. Choate, E. C. Hedberg

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The Phoenix TRUCE Project was modeled after the Chicago CeaseFire program. There have been relatively few process and impact evaluations on the model compared to the level of funding and attention the program has rendered. This paper presents findings related to the evaluation of the TRUCE project. We found that the program engaged in a strong media campaign, conducted conflict mediations, and identified high-risk individuals for case management. The program did not, however, establish a coordinated and collaborative relationship with the faith-based community or other community groups. Time-series analysis showed that program implementation corresponded to a significant decrease in overall levels of violence by more than 16 incidents on average per month, a decrease of 16 assaults on average per month, and resulted in a significant increase of 3.2 shootings on average per month, controlling for the comparison areas and the trends in the data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-115
Number of pages31
JournalJustice Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2015


  • Chicago CeaseFire
  • Phoenix TRUCE
  • evaluation
  • violence interrupters
  • violence reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law


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