Hyde Park Herald: U. of C. to start fund for violence prevention programs on mid-South Side


The University of Chicago will launch a new fund aimed at creating violence prevention programs in partnership with local organizations on the mid-South Side. 

U. of C. President Paul Alivisatos said the school will engage in discussions with community residents and groups over the next few months and then put out a request for proposals, with a view toward issuing its first grants by early summer.

“Some possible areas of shared focus could include social and economic pathways for youth and young adults, trauma recovery efforts, reentry justice-involved initiatives, community-police relations and engagement and works that helps promote deeper understanding of why some violence prevention programs are more effective than others,” said Alivisatos at a violence prevention roundtable on Tuesday, Jan. 25. 

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