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ONSE in the Media

Read about ONSE in the Media:


March 25, 2024

WJLA:  How a DC program helped change the lives of 2 formerly incarcerated men (

January 31, 2024

NBC4:  DC mother loses second child to gun violence – NBC4 Washington (

October 2, 2023
NBC 4: DC Pathways program aims to prevent gun violence by teaching life skills – NBC4 Washington ( 

October 2, 2023
The Washington Informer: DC Pathways Program Graduates Urge Expansion of Violence Prevention Efforts - The Washington Informer 

September 25, 2023
WJLA: Healing, remembering, and calls for justice at event honoring DC residents lost to gun violence | WJLA 

September 25, 2023
WUSA9: 15 families hosted in DC for remembrance day for homicide victims |

September 13, 2023
WJLA: DC AG recognizes 30 young people making an impact in the community during Right Direction Awards | WJLA 

February 2, 2023
DC News Now: Families affected by gun violence grieve, heal together

February 1, 2023
NBC 4: Families Gather in DC to Remember Gun Violence Victims

December 31, 2022
The Washington Post: Homicides drop in D.C., but mayor calls youth violence an emergency

December 1, 2022
NBC 4: DC Program Reaches Out to Those at Risk for Gun Violence

November 29, 2022
ABC 7: DC puts violence interrupters in 3 high schools, 3 middle schools

November 28, 2022
NBC4: Connecting With Our Youth': DC Program Sees Success in Keeping at-Risk Kids in School

June 4, 2022
ABC 7: '202 For Peace' campaign to reduce DC gun violence makes its way RFK Skate Park

June 2, 2022
WUSA 9: 'No mother should endure this pain' | DC gun violence awareness campaign kicks off, locals invited to get involved in 202forPeace

April 19, 2022
ABC 7: People of Promise program aims to help DC residents 'most at risk' of gun violence

December 10, 2021
Washington City Paper: Bowser Expands Violence Interruption Program

December 9, 2021
NBC 4: DC Boosts Violence Prevention Work in 3 Neighborhoods

December 9, 2021
DCist: D.C. To Add Dozens Of Violence Interrupters Across The City

December 9, 2021
The Washington Post: Bowser bolsters efforts to stem gun violence

December 9, 2021
ABC 7: To combat violence surge, Bowser increases number of violence interrupters from 30 to 80

October 6, 2020
New York Times: The Pandemic Has Hindered Many of the Best Ideas for Reducing Violence

September 11, 2020
Washington Post: Trying to Stop Violence in DC Without Police

September 9, 2020
Streetsense Media: From Parole to Pride: DC Agency Empowers Individuals Vulnerable to Crime

January 6, 2020
Washington City Paper: Three Men Who Have Lost Loved Ones Have Ideas About Making DC Safer

July 13, 2019
NBC4: DC’s Pathways Program Helps Graduates Find Employment

May 15, 2019
WUSA9: He's been shot at. He's lost friends. | Inside the life of one of DC's most violent neighborhoods

May 8, 2019
Washington Informer: Teens Learn Mediation Skills at ONSE

February 1, 2019
The Washington Post: ‘You are not defined by your criminal history’: City program takes people from crime to jobs

February 2, 2019
WUSA9: Breaking the cycle of violence with 'pathways' to success

January 31, 2019
Washington City Paper: DC's New Violence Intervention Programs are Earning Respect in the District

January 30, 2019
Fox 5 DC: Violence Interrupters challenging the cycle of crime in the District

January 7, 2019
WUSA9: ‘Violence interrupters’ work to keep DC streets safer

December 14, 2018
The Washington Post: He used to sell drugs on D.C. streets. Now he’s paid to make them safer.