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.
New security camera and license plate reader donation, Public Safety Advisory Council among latest advances in University’s community safety effort
Additional recently enacted or expanded measures include a video doorbell program, Strategic Operations Center, Safety Ambassador Program expansion, and transportation improvements
University of Chicago Crime Lab launches Community Safety Leadership Academies
$27.5 million in seed funding will support programs to train police and community violence intervention leaders
Centers for New Horizons
Bronzeville-based Centers for New Horizons specializes in violence prevention and intervention in addition to employment and workforce development. UChicago Medicine is a proud partner in this work.