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Vice President Kamala Harris Recognizes the CVILA at White House Ceremony
Event White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention February 9, 2024

Vice President Kamala Harris Recognizes the CVILA at White House Ceremony

On February 9, 2024 Vice President Kamala Harris recognized the work of the University of Chicago Crime Lab’s Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy (CVILA) at an event that will acknowledged the accomplishments of its inaugural cohort at the White House.

Do the Police Have a Management Problem?
Podcast Freakonomics Radio December 6, 2023

Do the Police Have a Management Problem?

Crime Lab Pritzker Director Dr. Jens Ludwig was featured on the latest Freakonomics Radio episode with Policing Leadership Academy participants and leaders. In this episode, Jens and Freakonomics Radio host Stephen J. Dubner discussed our Policing Leadership Academy and the importance of professionalizing police leadership to effectively reduce gun violence.

Economic Club of Chicago- Public Safety: A Call to Action for Business
Event Economic Club of Chicago September 26, 2023

Economic Club of Chicago- Public Safety: A Call to Action for Business

This event featured a panel discussion on public safety in Chicago moderated by Roseanna Ander, Founding Executive Director of the Crime Lab.

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The Gun Violence Prevention Forum
Event
Northwell Health
Feb 2024

The Gun Violence Prevention Forum

Crime Lab Director of Programs Kim Smith spoke at the 5th Annual Gun Violence Prevention Forum on February 27, 2024. This virtual event mobilized the collective efforts of leading executives, clinicians, researchers, and policymakers around gun violence as a public health emergency.

Faith leaders: City Hall must step up to the plate and provide more funding for violence prevention
Op-Ed
Chicago Tribune
Feb 2024

Faith leaders: City Hall must step up to the plate and provide more funding for violence prevention

Michael Pfleger, Otis Moss III, Seth Limmer, and Ciera Bates-Chamberlain comment on the importance of funding community violence intervention (CVI) initiatives and point to the Crime Lab’s CVI Leadership Academy as a shining example, whose inaugural cohort was recognized by Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House.

Advocate, activist and healer: Myesha Watkins is trying to make Cleveland safer
Media Mention
Cleveland.com
Feb 2024

Advocate, activist and healer: Myesha Watkins is trying to make Cleveland safer

Cleveland.com’s Molly Walsh highlights CVILA graduate Myesha Watkins’ visit to the White House as a part of the graduation of the CVILA’s inaugural cohort. Watkins is the executive director of the Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance, a crime prevention organization that focuses on helping communities become healthier environments to reduce violence.

Force Detroit member honored at the White House
Media Mention
Fox 2 Detroit
Feb 2024

Force Detroit member honored at the White House

Fox 2 Detroit’s Marielle Lue sits down with CVILA graduate Zoe Kennedy to discuss his visit to the White House as a part of the graduation of the CVILA’s inaugural cohort. Kennedy is the Public Health & Safety Director of Force Detroit.

VP Kamala Harris Acknowledges Historic Graduation of UChicago’s Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy’s Inaugural Cohort at White House Ceremony
Press Release
UChicago Crime Lab
Feb 2024

VP Kamala Harris Acknowledges Historic Graduation of UChicago’s Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy’s Inaugural Cohort at White House Ceremony

A New Way To Address Gun Violence You’ve Never Heard Of | Opinion
Op-Ed
Newsweek
Feb 2024

A New Way To Address Gun Violence You’ve Never Heard Of | Opinion

Former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department Charlie Beck, Crime Lab Faculty Director Jens Ludwig, and CVILA Executive Director Dr. Chico Tillmon penned this Newsweek op-ed on the importance of raising awareness about community violence interventions and how they can be used to continue the gun violence reduction trends we saw in 2023.

Vice President Kamala Harris Recognizes the CVILA at White House Ceremony
Event
White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention
Feb 2024

Vice President Kamala Harris Recognizes the CVILA at White House Ceremony

On February 9, 2024 Vice President Kamala Harris recognized the work of the University of Chicago Crime Lab’s Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy (CVILA) at an event that will acknowledged the accomplishments of its inaugural cohort at the White House.

Robin Hood Summit: Opportunity x AI “Fighting Poverty with AI: Solving the Challenge of Scale”
Event
Robin Hood Foundation
Feb 2024

Robin Hood Summit: Opportunity x AI “Fighting Poverty with AI: Solving the Challenge of Scale”

Crime Lab Faculty Director Dr. Jens Ludwig presented at the Opportunity x AI Summit, where Robin Hood gathered visionary leaders from every sector for a day of conversation to illuminate the revolutionary potential of AI.

Exclusive: Biden White House readies week of events on combatting gun violence
Media Mention
USA Today
Feb 2024

Exclusive: Biden White House readies week of events on combatting gun violence

In this exclusive by USA Today, Joey Garrison writes about The White House recognizing this week as Community Violence Awareness Week and the planned series of events which culminate with a White House ceremony to honor the 31 graduates of the inaugural cohort from the Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy.

University of Chicago Policing Leadership Academy Hosts Second Cohort of Rising Police Leaders from 35 Departments Across the Globe
Press Release
UChicago Crime Lab
Jan 2024

University of Chicago Policing Leadership Academy Hosts Second Cohort of Rising Police Leaders from 35 Departments Across the Globe

The University of Chicago Policing Leadership Academy welcomes its second cohort, featuring 35 global police leaders in this press release.