When you put Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s principles and steps of nonviolence into action it makes a difference. It reduces violence, establishes trust, and restores community.

 

We’ve been focusing our efforts in some of Chicago’s neighborhoods most affected by violence—Austin, Back of the Yards, Brighton Park, and West Garfield Park. And it’s getting measurable results, changing lives, and giving people hope again.

PRACTICING NONVIOLENCE

IS BRINGING HOPE BACK TO

NEIGHBORHOODS ACROSS CHICAGO.

HOW WE'VE BEEN A PART OF ENDING THE VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO IN 2021:

440

440

2,433

2,433

6,197

6,197

conflict mediations conducted

that likely prevented a shooting

hours of service were provided

to 444 outreach participants

hours of service were given

to 705 victim services participants

29,351

29,351

11,493

11,493

contacts were made with key

violence-involved individuals

hours of service were provided

to 290 case management participants

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INSTITUTE FOR NONVIOLENCE CHICAGO
ANNUAL
REPORT 2021

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WE ARE COMMITTED TO HAVING A MEANINGFUL IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

We take our work seriously, so at the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago we partner with The Northwestern Neighborhood & Network Initiative (N3) and the University of Chicago Crime Lab to gather data about our programs and practices.

 

Ending violence is too important for us to be ineffective. 

 

We want to find out what works and what doesn’t,

so we can better ourselves and be as helpful as possible in our communities.