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MAYOR LIGHTFOOT AND PSPC LAUNCH “LET’S LINK CHI” GRANT INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY-BASED EFFORTS TO MAKE NEIGHBORHOODS SAFER New initiative to provide more than $650,000 in grants to small nonprofits in neighborhoods most impacted by violence   CHICAGO – The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities (PSPC), in collaboration with Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, today announced the launch of Let’s

“These gains are the result of a data-informed, collaborative strategy with Chicago’s police officers, community-based organizations and street outreach groups who have dedicated their lives to keeping this city and its residents safe,” write Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck and First Deputy Supt. Anthony J. Riccio in their joint op-ed. Read more: Chicago Sun-Times

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