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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

1,269

Meeting and event attendees in 2019

77%

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

Dion McGill

Communications and Community Outreach Manager

Brit Johnson

Manager, Violence Prevention Initatives

Kirstin Grabski

Operations Coordinator

Cassandra Otoo, MSW

Program Coordinator (JJC)

Kevin Rak

Data Specialist

Savannah Dragan

Intern

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

Manager, Violence Prevention Initiatives

SCY

For Partners

Trauma Specialist

Illinois Collaboration on Youth

 

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