The goal of this project was to identify the highest priorities of community residents to improve knowledge about violence in Chicago. In 2015, SCY held community gatherings across seven regions of Chicago, collecting stakeholder thoughts and ideas. These gatherings brought together community residents, service providers, funders, and researchers to shape the violence prevention research agenda.
In 2016, SCY convened representatives from community organizations in the Community Collaborative Research Workgroup to develop a violence prevention community-based participatory research (CBPR) agenda. The group also offered recommendations for a permanent infrastructure to facilitate implementation of CBPR projects to address and eliminate health disparities related to violence. The research agenda, as well as recommendations to support community engagement in violence research, were shared in 2017. SCY plants to share the final research agenda with both community and academic partners in the fall of 2019.