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Our Strategies

PSPC’s comprehensive approach to reducing violence involves 4 interwoven strategies. By working together strategically at the individual and neighborhood levels, we — foundations and funders, community organizations and the public and private sectors — can build the conditions for lasting peace.

Street Outreach, Support Services and Jobs

Reaching people before violence starts means being a part of neighborhoods where violence exists and reaching out to likely victims and shooters to defuse tensions.

Police Reform and Community Relations

To boost reform and build trust, PSPC supports community engagement, police training, and officer support.

Gun Policy

PSPC supports gun policy and advocates that target the source of illegal guns and work toward statewide gun policy reform.

Community Safety & Peace: The Chicago Fund for Safe & Peaceful Communities

PSPC created the Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities to support community-based groups with programs in summer and fall, the most violent seasons in Chicago.