Through research, evidence-based programming, and direct service, UChicago is working with community partners on the South Side and beyond to build safer communities, save lives, and heal traumatic emotional wounds inflicted by violence.
Our social work, public policy, and public health faculty work with community organizations to identify the root causes of violence, develop innovative solutions, and deploy strategic programs to reduce crime and restore neighborhoods.
For example, we are working alongside Bronzeville community leaders to eradicate youth violence through a collaborative, comprehensive action plan focused on supporting youth and their families. We also are using our data analytics expertise to advance effective strategies that will promote public safety.
At UChicago Medicine, we offer the city’s only hospital-based program dedicated to helping survivors of violence recover, both physically and emotionally. Our efforts to promote holistic recovery are providing a model for trauma centers across the country.
Community summit brings together Chicagoland leaders seeking solutions to effects of violence and trauma
To discuss the effects of violence and trauma on Southland communities, and the roles of larger institutions and grassroots organizations in addressing trauma, Southland RISE hosted the all-day summit, Healing to RISE: Fostering Connections to Support Individuals, Families and Communities Impacted by Trauma.
CGTN America: Full Frame: Urban Violence in the U.S. with Roseanna Ander
Founding executive director of the University of Chicago's Crime Lab and Education Lab Roseanna Ander shares insight regarding gun violence in Chicago, considering both causes and solutions.
University of Chicago Crime Lab to mark first 10 years at October event
“The Next 10” events celebrates the University of Chicago Crime Lab's work in designing, evaluating, and scaling the most promising programs aimed at reducing violence, advancing criminal justice reform, and, in partnership with the Education Lab, improving educational opportunities in Chicago.
Civic Leadership Academy
“Where you might not have seen or thought about synergies between organizations, they do actually exist if you dig a little deeper.”