Policy and Program Evaluation

We work with government agencies and community-based partners to rigorously evaluate gun violence intervention programs and criminal justice policy reforms.

 Across every project or partner, we work to generate high-quality research about the factors driving public safety trends and identify evidence-based interventions to save lives. Access to good and unbiased data is the common denominator for strong evaluation, which is why we pursue data-sharing agreements with public agencies and seek to make our own data publicly available whenever possible. We focus on policies and programs that are supporting the communities and individuals most impacted by gun violence and criminal justice system harms. 

From leading randomized controlled trials — the gold standard in research — to evaluating historical and real-time data, the Crime Lab uses a variety of methods to rigorously evaluate policies and interventions.  

Latest Updates

Chicago CEOs Raise $100 Million to Fight Crime After Bloody Days
Media Mention
Bloomberg
Jul 2024

Chicago CEOs Raise $100 Million to Fight Crime After Bloody Days

Bloomberg’s Isis Almeida and Miranda Davis cite Crime Lab analysis of data on shootings in Chicago during the summer months, which account for more than one-third of the city’s shootings every year.

Community violence intervention takes spotlight after bloody weekend in Chicago
Media Mention
Fox 32 Chicago
Jul 2024

Community violence intervention takes spotlight after bloody weekend in Chicago

Dr. Chico Tillmon, Executive Director of the Crime Lab’s Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy, joins Fox 32’s Good Day Chicago to discuss his recent testimony at the Democratic National Convention’s Platform Committee Hearing.

Protected: Addressing Data Challenges to Prevent Domestic Homicide
UChicago Crime Lab
Jul 2024

Protected: Addressing Data Challenges to Prevent Domestic Homicide

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