CAP works to prevent “juvenile delinquency” and to improve local communities by creating and supporting community self-help efforts by empowering communities to support youth and hold institutions accountable. Programs range from academic enrichment, to adult education, to juvenile justice, to mentoring. CAP is a far-reaching organization that supports the community in a plethora of ways.
An organization run through the Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church that works to prevent violence and build community connections within the Washington Park Area. They run a variety of programs for the community, including Dear Momma (a program for single mothers raising boys) and ThugLife & Real Life (a program for getting out of gangs).
Originally founded as Chicago Citizens for Change by a mother after the loss of her son to a shooting, Chicago Survivors works to provide services and care to families who experience homicide loss. The organization provides a variety of free services to survivors, and focuses on victim’s rights and family-based solutions.
Violence prevention is a subset of the overall mission of Enlace Chicago, however, there are many programs within the organization devoted to the mission. Programs include street outreach (a coordinated effort with the organization CeaseFire which works on the streets to reduce violence), school-based counselors, Safe Passage (a program devoted to providing safe passage/travel for students on their way to school), and other organizing and advocacy effort.
The Chicago Child Trauma Center (CCTC) at La Rabida provides services to children who have experienced traumatic events, such as medical trauma or exposure to physical abuse, violent crimes, etc. CCTC focuses its efforts in the South Side of Chicago, where children are most frequently exposed to trauma.
Run through the YMCA of Metro Chicago, YSVP is committed to preventing violence to enable youth to live more stable and fulfilling lives. Their commitment revolves around four main pillars of violence prevention: academic readiness, character development, fitness, and healthy living. YSVP runs a variety of programs, including Urban Warriors (a curriculum-based program that pairs youth with older mentors) and the Street and School Intervention Program (SIP).