Influencing policy for positive change
SCY’s Policy Agenda is developed through a collaborative process that began in November 2012. The coalition identified policy priorities. Every two years, SCY does a revision of these items through consensus-building by working with partners to develop revisions and new ideas. These ideas are reviewed, refined and drafted into a document for comment.DOWNLOAD
Provides transparency on policy changes by offering a comprehensive database of previous years’ policy agendas.
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Adopt and implement evidence-based, trauma-informed gun violence prevention policies that reduce access to illegal firearms and keep our communities safe.
Decrease detention and incarceration and minimize arrests, and reinvest savings into community-based resources, alternatives, prevention, and early intervention.
Support publicly funded organizations with youth programming, including schools, to require professional development training for all staff on the effects of all forms of violence and trauma on children and...
Reduce use of disciplinary practices that remove children from school in Chicago Public Schools and promote restorative justice practices that foster supportive school climates.
Support policies in education, law enforcement, and the legal system that reflect evidence regarding brain development, combat systemic racism, and address the impact of trauma on individuals and communities.
Encourage investment in programmatic, organizational, and fiscal capacity building for community-based organizations in high-need areas to deliver quality programs for youth and families.
Promote economic and community development that prioritizes employment, education, and affordable housing, to create neighborhoods that are vital, livable, and safe.
Implement sustainable funding mechanisms for school-based, community-based, and faith-based mental health and substance use services, including health promotion, standardized screening, connection to comprehensive services, and outcome tracking.