Starting in 2015, a year when Chicago was reeling from the growing epidemic of gunfire, Dr. Sokoni Karanja and a group of his friends and neighbors wanted to do something about the violence. After talking to police and public officials, they decided to focus their attention on one of the most violent swaths in the city. The
Philadelphia has a gun violence epidemic. What if it were treated like any other contagious disease?
Experts are increasingly fond of saying that gun violence should be treated like a public health problem, like a contagious disease that will infect ever more people unless preventive measures are taken. But what exactly does it mean to take a public health approach to gun violence? CureViolence tries to change how Philadelphians view violence prevention. Philadelphia
The early findings from research on READI Chicago are promising. At $20,000 per participant, it’s not cheap. But the costs of putting more gun offenders in prison or jail is much higher. Chicago Sun-Times, Nov. 30, 2019 Read More
A court-mandated assessment of the Chicago Police Department’s counseling division found a hard working unit hampered by a “shoestring” budget and a shocking lack of “essential technology.” This assessment of CPD’s counseling division was produced with the help of CCA. WBEZ-FM, Nov. 29, 2019 Read More
Advocates working to end gun violence will be gathering multiple times this week to hear from survivors and experts and to explore strategies for reducing gun-related homicides and shootings. On Tuesday, November 12 at Kennedy-King College, 740 W. 63rd St., WTTW is partnering with Heartland Alliance’s READI Chicago program to present a screening of a new documentary