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.
CGTN America: Full Frame: Urban Violence in the U.S. with Roseanna Ander
The founding executive director of the University of Chicago's Crime Lab and Education Lab, Roseanna Ander, shares insight regarding gun violence in Chicago. She considers both the causes of the deadly epidemic and any potential solutions in this interview with CGTN America.
South Side organization participates in training to strengthen trauma-informed care at Parkway Gardens
Staff of Future Ties, a nonprofit serving children and youth at Parkway Gardens, participated in a two-day training on trauma-informed care organized by the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement and its Community Programs Accelerator
South Side trauma centers launch new collaboration that expands and strengthens region’s violence recovery ecosystem
Continuing an ongoing effort to respond to the public health crisis of intentional violence, the University of Chicago Medicine and Advocate Christ Medical Center are joining forces to form Southla...
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.” -Baronica Roberson