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.
IS BRINGING HOPE BACK TO
NEIGHBORHOODS ACROSS CHICAGO.
HOW WE'VE BEEN A PART OF ENDING THE VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO IN 2022:
conflict mediations conducted
that likely prevented a shooting
incidents responded to
peace & nonaggression agreements created between opposing street groups
contacts were made with key
hours of service were given
to 307 victim services participants
hours of service were provided
to 146 case management participants
trainings & community events hosted
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 Corners: Center for Neighborhood Engaged Research & Science at Northwestern 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.