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Annie Sweeney

16 September 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Since the 2018 opening of a trauma-care center near the neighborhoods most affected by Chicago's gun violence, the University of Chicago Medical Center's Violence Recovery Program has helped survivors and victims' fam...

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Annie Sweeney

25 February 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Over the past 14 years, the city of Chicago has been running a Juvenile Intervention and Support Center (JISC) to help divert youth away from the criminal justice system. The goal of the program, which took a $5 milli...

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Annie Sweeney

8 December 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, a name long synonymous with violence and gang activity, a mix of robust, data-driven policing and community engagement reversed a spike in violence from 2016 to 2017 to a degree un...

Chicago Tribune

Annie Sweeney

10 December 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Girls in Chicago's toughest neighborhoods face extensive danger on a daily basis. Not enough is being done to help girls so that they do not engage in violence or self-harm. Programs such as the Urban Warrior Program,...

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Annie Sweeney

18 September 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Adjusting some of the strategies police adopted in New York and Los Angeles can help Chicago reduce it homicide rates which is one of the highest in the country. Some strategies which can be adopted in Chicago are to ...

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Annie Sweeney

25 March 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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As Chicago faces one of the worst policing crises in its history, it is looking at Las Vegas as a model as it prepares de-escalation training for its cops.

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