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Connecting, collaborating and mobilizing around a public health approach to violence prevention.

Strategies

To prevent violence, SCY takes and encourages action utilizing four main strategies.

POLICY & ADVOCACY

– Advocate for SCY policy agenda
– Support partner’s advocacy
– Use data to inform policy

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS TO DATA

– Disseminate Violence Research Agenda
– Implement Recommendations to Support Community Engagement Violence Research
– Support community partner’s use of data

CATALYST FOR INNOVATION

– Lead Juvenile Justice Collaborative
– Incubate emerging ideas

SHARING WHAT WORK

– Hold training and quarterly meetings
– Publish and amplify newsletter and social media
– Support community capacity-building
– Engage people outside of the most affected communities

Impact Data

Impact of Strengthening Chicago’s Youth

713

Meeting and event attendees in 2018

75%

Say SCY trainings are useful

87%

Agree that SCY is an asset to violence prevention in Chicago

Our Team

Meet the members of the Strengthening Chicago’s Youth Team

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH

Medical Director

Leslie Helmcamp, MPAff

Associate Director, Policy

Jen Leininger, MEd

Associate Director, Community Programs & Initiatives

Dion McGill

Communications and Community Outreach Manager

David Arzola

Manager, Finance and Grants

Linda Gordon

Outreach Coordinator

Kirstin Grabski

Operations Coordinator

Cassandra Otoo, MSW

Program Coordinator (JJC)

Kate Spitzer-Cohn

Program Coordinator

Kevin Rak

Data Specialist

Gabriela Sanchez, MHA

Program Assistant

Job Positions

If you have a position you would like posted here, please send the title, organization, contact person, brief description and link to full job description to Kirstin Grabski at kgrabski@luriechildrens.org. Job positions will be posted for 30 days.

For SCY

Job Position

SCY

For Partners

Program Assistant

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Grant Training Coordinator

Criminal Justice Information Authority

 

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