PREVENTING YOUTH VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO. DOJ National Youth Violence Prevention Forum April 2, 2012 Mayor Rahm Emanuel. 1. Overview and Updates 2. Multidisciplinary Partnerships 3. Looking Ahead. Chicago’s Vision and Guiding Principles.
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PREVENTING YOUTH VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO DOJ National Youth Violence Prevention Forum April 2, 2012 Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Chicago’s Vision andGuiding Principles We will create a Chicago where all youth are safe, healthy and educated. Our efforts integrate public health and public safety. Together we strive for • Access to strong protective factors • Focus on positive youth development • Multi-disciplinary partnerships • Coordinated and balanced approaches • Data driven and evidence based strategies • Ongoing review and improvement • Increased stakeholder collaboration
Chicago's violent crime rate is double that of Los Angeles and New York City VIOLENT CRIME PER 100,000 PEOPLE
Violence disproportionately affects Chicago’s youth • 1,109 school-aged youth were shot in 2010; 216 were killed • Nearly half of Chicago’s homicide victims are young people between the ages of 10 and 25 • 65% of all violent crime arrests are of youth 25 or younger • Many Chicago youth have suffered trauma, including more than 90% of youth at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center
Chicago is committed to ending youth violence • Multidisciplinary, cross-sector leadership • Prevention, Intervention, Response (Re-entry + Enforcement)
Major Outcomes Since April 2011 • One Summer Chicago youth program pilot served 2,800 kids in 4 neighborhoods. 2012 focus will be jobs for high-risk youth • Safe Passage (Chicago Public Schools) reduced violent incidents on safe routes by 24% • Gang Intervention (Chicago Police Department) reduced homicides in West Side target area by 30% over 18 months • With Cook County, convened cross-sector Anti-Violence and Community Stabilization leadership group
Chicago’s Multidisciplinary Approach • Cross-agency initiatives • Business community involvement • City/County leadership group
Cross-Agency Initiatives Ending youth violence is a priority across government agencies in the Chicago region.
Cross-Agency Initiatives Many youth anti-violence initiatives are shared by multiple agencies.
Business Community Involvement • Chicago has a unique business community • Since 2010, more than a dozen firms and organizations have contributed pro bono to the anti-violence effort
SUCCESS = OUTCOMES Reduction of youth-involved shootings by 10% Reduction of youth-involved violent incidents by 10% Increase in desistance from offending by 20% Increase in high school graduation rate by 15% Increase in school attendance rate by 15% Increase in feeling safe in school by 20% and reduction in bullying on school grounds by 20% Increase in attendance & retention rates for out of school programs by 15%
Vision for Chicago Children and Youth SAFE. HEALTHY. EDUCATED.