Holding Systems Accountable for Violence Prevention

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The policies of public and private institutions and systems can have profound effects on violence—sometimes contributing to safer and healthier communities and other times exacerbating the problem. To reduce both the interpersonal and structural violence harming Chicago, we must encourage sound decisions by these institutions and systems and hold them accountable for implementing those decisions. During this quarterly meeting, SCY and partners discussed how Chicago's violence prevention stakeholders can work together to ensure sustained commitment to effective violence prevention strategies.

  • Berto Aguayo, Community Activist, Organizer, and Advocate, Mikva Challenge
  • Ashley Boyd, Community Organizer, Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100)
  • Sarah Johnson, Youth Organizer, Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE)
  • Mark Walsh, Campaign Director, Illinois Council to Prevent Handgun Violence
  • Amy Zimmerman, Supervising Attorney, Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children

Link to panelists' full bios.

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