Gun Violence Resources
Settling for Misconduct, an interactive database created by The Chicago Reporter, tracks how much the city spends to settle civil rights lawsuits against Chicago police officers and which officers cost the city the most. Chicago has paid more than half a billion dollars since 2005 to settle lawsuits against police officers — money the city cannot afford.
The ACLU of Illinois (ACLU), and its affiliated Roger Baldwin Foundation (RBF), are non-partisan, non-profit organizations dedicated to protecting the liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, the state Constitution, and state/federal human rights laws. The ACLU accomplishes its goals through litigating, lobbying and educating the public on a broad array of civil liberties issues.
Sonya Marie Harper has been a community activist on the South Side since she was 16 years old. Her passions include promoting community, economic development and civic engagement in an effort to create more peaceful and prosperous neighborhoods.
The Chicago (IL) Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) is a community-based program established to transform policing efforts into an efficient five-step process for law enforcement. The goal of CAPS is to solve neighborhood crime problems, rather than merely to react to their symptomatic consequences
CeaseFire focused on changing the behavior of a small number of carefully selected members of the community, those with a high chance of either “being shot or being a shooter” in the immediate future. Violence interrupters worked on the street, mediating conflicts between gangs and intervening to stem the cycle of retaliatory violence that threatens to break out following a shooting.
Traditional block clubs are groups of people who have homes and families on any given block in the city and have organized to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. People who form block clubs are concerned and care about their communities and share information, identify concerns and act collectively to address those concerns.
From June 4th to 6th, Chicago will host the first Chicago International Youth Peace Conference at Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 50th St. and at Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell. The conference is being organized by Chicago International Youth Peace Movement and a coalition of faith-based groups and individuals led by Jessica Disu, who was recently chosen by Chicago’s mayor Rahm Emanuel to lead the city’s “Summer of Faith and Action” program.
The Department is led by the Superintendent of Police, who is appointed by the Mayor. In addition to overall Department management, the Office of the Superintendent is responsible for critical functions such as planning and implementing the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS), improving the Department’s response to domestic violence, facilitating and coordinating law enforcement services to the senior citizen community, planning police coverage at public gatherings, addressing legal and legislative matters, administering labor agreements, and providing a liaison to the news media.
That is the underlying goal of the Chicago Youth Leadership Academy—ending a cycle of issues that often plague families in high-risk neighborhoods by providing alternatives to gangs, drugs and teen violence. The program, held each summer on the University of Chicago campus, is led by officers from the 2nd, 3rd and 7th districts of the Chicago Police Department in partnership with the nonprofit Woodlawn Public Safety Alliance and UChicago. The UChicago Police Department also supports the academy.
The documents in the registration packet inform your agency of how to apply for CLEAR access. The strength of the CLEAR Data Warehouse is it’s ability to quickly search a database of over 3 million arrests with as little as a suspect’s nickname, tattoo, street name or any other data variable on file. With each computer “hit” the suspects’ criminal history record and arrest mugshot photographs can be printed.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office,
Cook County Probation Department with Juvenile Court,
Chicago Department of Family & Support Services
The Illinois Department of Children’s and Family Services,
SGA – Youth and Family Services
As well as other governmental and civic organizations.
Create a new text message or SMS text on your cellular phone
Enter the number 274637 (CRIMES) in the “TO” line
In the message box, type the word CPD, a space, and then your crime tip information
Hit “send” to send the text message You will automatically receive a system generated message back on your cell phone acknowledging your tip.
Your identity will not be sent to the Chicago Police Department.
Teamwork was formed in 2003 as part of the New Communities Program, sponsored by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the MacArthur Foundation. Its goal is to unite the many organizations serving Englewood residents and work toward the common goal of building a stronger community.
englewood mental heath group
Our hearts go out to the families impacted by recent school shootings and all gun tragedies. We welcome everyone who wants to stand together for peace. Add your name to be apart of the solution.
Healing Hurt People-Chicago (HHP-C) is a hospital-based violence intervention program (HBVIP) launched in August 2013 as a collaboration between the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (Stroger), The University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital (Comer) and the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel University in Philadelphia (Drexel).
No matter where in the world we work, no matter how promising the opportunity, violence is getting in the way. It’s disrupting lives and hurting all of us.
HugsNoSlugs is a foundation in place to protect the lives of children by researching all resources available & using them to create a productive, positive, safe recreational atmosphere for the youth.
Children are innocent. They deserve the right to feel safe in their homes and neighborhoods. Hugsnoslugs moves in memory of all the children whom have lost their lives due to gun violence, and we strive to work as hard as possible to prevent such tragedy from continuing to occur. So many people have began to get involved, HugsNoSlugs appreciates all the support past & present.
Takin’ It to the Streets is an international festival where artistic expression, spirituality and urban creativity inspire social change. This year’s ‘Streets festival will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy in Marquette Park, using the power of art, activism and relationship-building to radically re-imagine “the world as it could be”. The 1000 Mile Marchwill lead into Marquette Park that morning, kicking off the festival.
We help the whole person heal from symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, substance abuse, relationship issues and more, plus individual, family and group counseling and holistic health classes, all in a calm, inviting and peaceful atmosphere. And we work at the forefront of brain science for evidence-based results.
Under a multi-agency approach to juvenile crime and delinquency, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) has begun to implement and test its most comprehensive juvenile intervention model.
Our behavioral health staff includes psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, postdoctoral psychology fellows, family advocates and a case manager. We provide integrated services to children and their family through collaboration between our clinicians and medical teams.
We offer zealous and competent criminal defense legal services, compassionate social health services, and faithful loving mentors who walk with our youth on their life’s path. We serve youth involved with the criminal justice system, age 24 and younger, in North Lawndale.
Building upon the achievements of Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, the King Institute supports a broad range of activities illuminating Dr. King’s life and the movements he inspired.
On August 6, 2016, the 1,000 Mile March recreated a portion of Dr. King and The Chicago Freedom Movement’s historic 1966 march into Marquette Park and celebrated the tremendous efforts of community members, organizations and institutions to create a more just city while recognizing that we still have many more miles to go. King marched with 700 others that August 5th day and The 1000 Mile March brought thousands of people together from across the city and country for unity, peace, and justice.
Improvements in a person’s quality of life is the overarching goal of services offered by Motivational Services. The agency’s programs and activities provide both psycho-social rehabilitation and basic needs supports. More specifically, the agency provides programs designed to assist people who need: (1) a satisfying place to live, (2) meaningful daily activity, (3) work or educational opportunities, (4) a helpful social network of families and friends, (5) recreational opportunities, (6) health care including dental and mental health care, (7) opportunities for improving their spiritual life and (8) legal services.
Some have sons in prison. Others have sons who were murdered. At Precious Blood Ministry, this group of mothers sits shoulder to shoulder each month to talk about love, grief, and their toughest challenge as parents: losing a child.
Residents gathered as Chicago police held an Operation Wake-Up anti-violence rally at the corner of 75th Street and Coles Avenue in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood April 4, 2017. The rally was held where a quadruple homicide occurred at a restaurant the week before.
We believe undoubtedly that GOD has called us to reach those in this community who do not know Him or regularly attend any church. In order to accomplish this, the Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church will be an equipping center where every Christian can be developed to his or her full potential for ministry.
Project FIRE (Fearless Initiative for Recovery and Empowerment) is an artist development employment program that offers healing through glassblowing, mentoring, and trauma psychoeducation to support trauma recovery and create jobs for youth injured by violence
The mission of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood is to mobilize people and resources to force a change in the community by breaking down barriers in communication and promoting positivity through solution-based approaches.
Our mission is to protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields, and to promote peace and justice around the world.
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas.
The heart of SGA beats to the rhythm of community revitalization. When families are given opportunities to improve their lives through our programs, they have the power to bring positive change to their communities. SGA helps children, families and communities facing great challenges to realize their potential.
The Chicago Police Department created the TXT2TIP program so that YOU can anonymously and SAFELY help rid your community of crime by sending information to the Chicago Police Department via a text message from your cellular phone. Follow these easy steps to submit a tip via text message.
UCAN strives to build strong youth and families through compassionate healing, education and empowerment.
UCAN operates under the cornerstones of a consistent presence, meaningful programming and unrivaled diversity. Founded 147 years ago as a Civil War orphanage, we are one of Chicago’s oldest, yet most innovative, social service agencies.
UCAN serves over 11,600 at-risk children, youth and families across Illinois through more than 30 programs that create a healing process for youth who have experienced trauma and provide a continuum of care
The program and this rigorous evidence of effectiveness were key inspirations for President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative aimed at improving the lives of young men of color, and Chicago policymakers and the Chicago Public Schools are now scaling BAM as part of the city’s violence reduction strategy.