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City’s Move To Make Police Scanners Private ‘Makes Everyone’s Job Harder,’ Violence Prevention Groups Say

With radio transmissions set to be fully encrypted by early next year, street mediators who rely on scanners will have to figure out other ways to deescalate potentially violent situations.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

As City Struggles With Shootings, Violence Interrupters In Irving Park And Albany Park Are Working Toward Peace

Tuesday's block party allowed the Alliance of Local Service Organizations's outreach team to explain their approach to reducing violence. They also learned more about neighbors' concerns.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Violence Interrupters Are Coming To Albany Park In January. Here’s How They Will Work

Shootings are finally falling in the area, but many residents want interruption work to continue to address the root causes of violence.

Albany Park

How Can We Save Chicago Kids From Spiking Gun Violence? ‘We Need All Hands On Deck,’ Mediators, Activists Say

Nearly four dozen children younger than 18 — including babies and toddlers — have been shot to death this year amid a surge of gun violence across Chicago.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Street Outreach Programs Get $6 Million Boost To Curb Violence On South And West Sides

Most recently, violence interrupters have been tackling another epidemic disproportionately impacting Black Chicagoans: coronavirus.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale