The Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI) is the data intelligence team in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services (HHS). CIDI’s direct initiative is to provide data driven insight to areas of need throughout the city and to highlight areas where HHS can have the most effective and efficient outcomes for clients.

Violence of all forms affects New York City, devastating families and communities. The prevailing paradigm understands violence as moral corruption or human failing that applies punitive strategies to address the issue; however, research increasingly shows that this is a health issue in need of a health approach in response. Such an approach focuses on preventing events, providing treatment for people at the most risk and changing social expectations. Reducing violence means safer and healthier communities.  NYC CIDI are proposing the Capstone team to examine the theoretical, operational and mitigation strategies associated with responding to violence through a public health lens.