Our 2020 Priorities

1. POLICE LEGITIMACY RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Policy & Systems Change Committee

  • 2020 activities include community engagement to prioritize policy suggestions, procedural justice trainings, finalizing a community led policy agenda, and creating recommendations and accountability mechanisms for law enforcement.

 

2. TRAUMA INFORMED CARE/ SAFE SPACES FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

  • Youth Violence Prevention Partnership

  • 2020 activities include creating or expanding drop-in centers, aligning wrap around services for youth, and supporting culturally competent mental health services.

 

3. RESPONSE TO NONFATAL SHOOTING

  • Service Delivery Committee

  • 2020 activities include creating a coordinated service network including street outreach, trauma and grief counseling, basic needs and social services; coordinating response with K-12 schools; and mobilizing community health workers and crisis response teams.

 

4. SUPPORTING EVIDENCE BASED PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

  • For example, Cardiff Model for Violence Prevention, Cure Violence, & Readi Chicago

  • Violent Injury Prevention Committee, Evaluation Committee

  • 2020 activities include mapping of hospital and police data on violent assaults, creating neighborhood profiles, assessing readiness of pilot sites, supporting community advisory committees, and coordinating social service partners.

 

5. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

  • Community Engagement Committee

  • 2020 activities include leadership and capacity-building workshops for community members, partnership with Pitch Partners for community projects

 

6. ADVANCE RACIAL EQUITY IN VIOLENCE PREVENTION AGENCIES & PROGRAMS

  • Racial Equity & Systemic Racism Committee

  • 2020 activities include creation of a racial equity toolkit for members and technical assistance to VPC members.