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, West Garfield Park, and portions of Brighton Park. And it’s getting measurable results, changing lives, and giving people hope again.
IS BRINGING HOPE BACK TO
NEIGHBORHOODS ACROSS CHICAGO.
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.
HOW WE'VE BEEN A PART OF ENDING THE VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO IN 2023:
conflict mediations conducted
that likely prevented a shooting
participants engaged in outreach, job readiness or reentry services
shooting incidents responded to by frontline CVI workers
victims & families supported,
176 victims became program participants
new peace & nonaggression agreements created between opposing street groups
nonviolence training attendees