Communities Partnering 4 Peace (CP4P) is an unprecedented partnership of leading outreach and restorative justice organizations that are reducing gun violence in Chicago with a comprehensive, evidence-based, trauma-informed approach 

Facilitated by Metropolitan Family Services, CP4P is a collaboration of fifteen community groups working in twenty-two Chicago neighborhoods that are most affected by gun violence.

 

The twenty-two communities and fifteen CP4P groups are:

 

HOW WE WORK TO IMPACT OUR COMMUNITIES

Nonviolence Training

  • Establish healthy conflict mediation using the steps and principles of Nonviolence

 

Community Organizing 

  • Support community resiliency through peacebuilding

Street Outreach

  • Canvassing hot spots

  • Immediate response to shootings 

  • Mediate ongoing conflicts

 

Victim Advocacy & Support

  • Immediate response to living victims of a shooting and surviving family members of a homicide

  • Advocacy with funeral homes, hospitals and mental health providers

  • Long-term trauma support 

 

Case Management and Re-entry support

  • Reintegrates people into the community post-incarceration

  • Addresses risk factors, especially employment, housing and substance abuse

OUR PROGRAM
AND SERVICES

Metropolitan Peace Academy: 144-hour research-based curriculum for violence-prevention workers

By leveraging the intellectual and human capital of CP4P’s partners, outreach work is being professionalized through the Peace Academy, which provides workers a 144-hour curriculum on violence reduction’s best practices. Outreach workers learn about relationship dynamics, how the brain changes under the constant threat of violence and more. This knowledge — and access to sociologists, clinical psychologists and other experts — helps them better understand and connect with key individuals in neighborhoods to help break the cycle of violence and retaliation.

Violence Prevention: Outreach, re-entry services, family support, employment, trauma-informed services, restorative justice, legal services

Light in the Night: Free events four nights a week in nine different neighborhoods empowering communities to reclaim safe public space

OUR IMPACT SO FAR

From FY 2016 to FY 2018
 
  • A 25% decrease in shootings in CP4P communities 
  • A 33% decrease in homicides in CP4P communities

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MEDIA INQUIRIES CONTACT

Tara Dabney

Email: tarad@nonviolencechicago.org

Tel: 312.502.0959

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Main Office:

819 N. Leamington St.

Chicago, IL 60651

Tel: (773) 417-7421

 

West Garfield Park:

4401 W. Madison St.

Chicago, IL 60624

 

Back of the Yards:

5114 S. Elizabeth St.

Chicago, IL 60609