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West Side Neighborhood Sees 58% Drop In Shootings Thanks To Violence Prevention Programs, Outreach Workers Say

Outreach workers are connecting with vulnerable people, offering support to reduce their risk for violence. The result: fewer shootings, advocates say.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Violence Interrupters Working To Bring Hope, Purpose To Young Residents — Before They Pick Up A Gun

Three years ago, the city dedicated less than $1 million to violence prevention. But this year, $36 million is going to violence prevention and related programs, on top of at least $38 million from private organizations.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Street Outreach Groups Join Forces In Lawndale To ‘Interrupt Violence Deep In The Trenches’

The collaborative of violence prevention groups is focusing on North Lawndale to scale up street outreach work.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Avalon Park Neighbors Pray For Jaya Beemon’s Killers’ Capture — And Their Forgiveness

Attendees at Friday's prayer circle called on the community to rally in support of the Beemon family, while urging Chicago Police to bring the shooters to justice.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

If City Wants Gun Violence To Drop 20%, It Must Invest In Prevention Programs, Activists Say

Though Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2020 budget increased violence prevention funding by nearly $10 million, organizers say that's still not enough to reach their goal.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

50 City-Owned Vacant Lots On South And West Sides Getting Makeovers As Part Of Job Training Push

The Grounds for Peace program kicked off on Tuesday.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale