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The anti-violence organization that started 11 years ago on the West Side has a new name.

CeaseFire announced earlier this month its name has changed to CureViolence.

The Chicago-based organization that leads anti-violence marches, does outreach work and conducts conflict mediation between gangs to calm tension is in at least 16 communities throughout the state and its model has been replicated in other cities.

“The Interrupters,” directed and produced by Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz, is a critically-acclaimed documentary about the organization.

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