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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.

PRACTICING NONVIOLENCE
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:

314

conflict mediations conducted

that likely prevented a shooting

520

participants engaged in outreach, job readiness or reentry services

391

shooting incidents responded to by frontline CVI workers

316

victims & families supported,

176 victims became program participants

40

new peace & nonaggression agreements created between opposing street groups

335

nonviolence training attendees

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