Jun 2024

National League of Cities’ Case Study on Community Violence Intervention in Chicago

This case study from the National League of Cities (NLC) highlights the Rapid Employment and Development Initiative (READI Chicago) and cites the Crime Lab’s analysis showing a 79 percent reduction in READI participants’ shooting or homicide arrests.

This case study is part of the Reimagining Public Safety Impact Updates Resource, which highlights successful programs in cities, towns and villages across the country. View the NLC’s Reimagining Public Safety Initiative page to learn more about their work in creating safe, equitable communities for all.

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Predicting and Preventing Gun Violence: An Experimental Evaluation of READI Chicago – Final Paper
Academic Paper

Predicting and Preventing Gun Violence: An Experimental Evaluation of READI Chicago – Final Paper

Oct 2023

Learn more about the technical details of the READI study.

READI Policy Brief
Research Brief

READI Policy Brief

Jul 2023

Read more about our preliminary findings.

Community Violence Intervention (CVI) Leadership Academy Spotlight
Video

Community Violence Intervention (CVI) Leadership Academy Spotlight

Nov 2023

Watch violence prevention experts speak to the significance of our CVI Leadership Academy in this short video.

2024 Video: Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy (CVILA) Inaugural Cohort
Video

2024 Video: Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy (CVILA) Inaugural Cohort

Feb 2024

Watch our latest video about the inaugural cohort of the CVILA.

Latest Updates

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

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

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.

UChicago Launches Initiative to Help Combat Gun Violence Across America
Media Mention
Chicago Defender
Sep 2023

UChicago Launches Initiative to Help Combat Gun Violence Across America

In this piece, Tacuma Roeback, Managing Editor of the Chicago Defender writes about the launch of the Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy with remarks by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, former acting Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department Charlie Beck, and CVILA Director Chico Tillmon.