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Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG)
This is a resource on the Federal Health and Human Services web site. The description reads "Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG) is a national call to action to improve adolescent health in the United States. TAG calls upon organizations and individuals to prioritize activities that can support the health and healthy development of all of America's 42 million adolescents."

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Community Restorative Justice (RJ) Hubs in Chicago
From the web site: "RJ Hubs are a community led restorative justice approach to youth crime and conflict. Our vision is that RJ Hubs are safe spaces in the community where youth are welcomed and supported in building healthy relationships, expressing themselves, addressing trauma, and developing necessary skills and competencies. Importantly, the RJ Hub model is directly informed by the latest science on childhood trauma. It is designed as a strategy for helping people to move beyond the effects of adverse childhood experiences, guiding them towards sustainable healing and growth."

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Gun Violence Among Chicago School Age Youth - Research
From the web site: "This report summarizes the analysis of a variety of administrative data and surveys, as well as interviews and focus groups that the Crime Lab has conducted with people and organizations all over Chicago, to answer three key questions:

* Who are the youth involved with gun violence in Chicago as victims or/as perpetrators? It is well known that low-income, gang-involved young minority males are vastly over represented as both victims and offenders of gun violence. Our new research for this report highlights several additional contributing factors—such as alcohol use, mental health problems, and perhaps particularly school failure—which seem to be underutilized targets for intervention. And while many people despair that nothing can be done to keep guns away from youth in a country with over 250 million guns in circulation, our research—perhaps surprisingly—argues that there are productive opportunities for disrupting youth access to guns.

* When do we lose these youth? At some level, the answer flows back to the first five years of life. But our analysis suggests that another critical turning point seems to occur as children approach middle school age, when both arrest and dropout rates begin to increase. Another important lesson from our analysis is that most “criminal careers” are relatively brief, so that no youth is ever really "lost." These findings taken together suggest we should be thinking about interventions that both start early (as young as age 10) and help young people navigate the highest-risk years, which may run through the early 20s.

* What can we do about the youth gun violence problem? Our data analysis suggests the value of what we call focused prevention, which involves the strategic use of resources to prevent youth gun violence from happening,rather than just addressing the problem after the fact. Our research, together with a growing body of evidence from psychology and behavioral economics, suggests that one way to prevent youth gun violence is to make the incentives that youth face to engage in pro-social activities (particularly schooling) and avoid risky behaviors (such as gun involvement) more swift, certain, and salient."

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Reducing Gun Violence Campaign - 31 Bullets
On May 1, 2018 the Chicago SunTimeslaunched a public awareness, education and action campaign intended to "defeat gun violence in America. But by bringing together the most powerful solutions, we can arm people with the tools to combat the problem."

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Stopping Suicide. How Your Words Can Save Lives
There are a growing number of young people and adults who are taking their own lives. This is one resource to help.

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CADA - Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
From the web site: "Since 1992 Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has been training local grassroots groups, known as community anti-drug coalitions, in effective community problem-solving strategies, teaching them how to assess their local substance abuse-related problems and develop a comprehensive plan to address them."

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Campaign Non-Violence - led by Pace e bene
From the web site: "Pace e Bene mission is to foster a just and peaceful world through nonviolence education, community-building, and action."

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Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
An organization of program staff whose work is concentrated on family policy and access to civil legal assistance for low-income families. Family policy projects include welfare reform, workforce development, child care, child support enforcement, child welfare, couples and marriage policy, and reproductive health and teen parents. Civil legal assistance projects include "general counsel" to LSC-funded programs and the Project for the Future of Equal Justice.

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Chicago Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers
From the web site: "If you're looking to help yourself or someone you love struggling with substance abuse issues in Chicago, IL, houses a massive Internet database of private exclusive centers, as well as a lot of other choices."

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Crime Prevention Research Center
From the web site: "The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) is a research and education organization dedicated to conducting academic quality research on the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety; educating the public on the results of such research; and supporting other organizations, projects, and initiatives that are organized and operated for similar purposes. It has 501(C)(3) status."

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Cure Violence (was Cease Fire) - Campaign to end the violence
From the web site: "Cure Violence stops the spread of violence in communities by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control – detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms – resulting reductions in violence of 40% to 70%."

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Help Stop Violence Before it Happens
From the web site: "VetoViolence is your comprehensive source for violence prevention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created this tool with you in mind. Our goal has always been to educate and empower communities to stop violence—before it happens. Over the years, we’ve continued to share research, trends, and best practices gathered from all over the country. People just like you have shared ideas and suggestions about how we can improve our resources and more effectively support local community prevention. We listened, and that’s why we’ve launched this new version of VetoViolence. This customized, user-focused site is unlike anything else out there."

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Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention
From the web site: "Established in 2005, the Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention (ILAACP) is a statewide, membership-based charitable organization that strengthens prevention systems, policies, and programs in underserved communities through culturally-relevant research, training, and advocacy."

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Illinois Council on Handgun Violence
From the web site: "The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the reduction of death and injury caused by firearms."

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Leave No Veteran Behind
From the web site "Leave No Veteran Behind (LNVB) is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that invests in Veterans to build better communities through employment training, transitional jobs, and our veteran educational debt relief scholarship. Leave No Veteran Behind invests in heroes who have served their country honorably and who seek to continue their service as assets in communities across America."

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National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Violence Prevention
From the web site: "The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention provides training and technical assistance to Safe Schools/Healthy Students and Project LAUNCH grantees funded by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center staff work with school districts and communities as they plan, implement, and sustain initiatives that foster resilience, promote mental health, and prevent youth violence and mental and behavioral disorders."

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National Crime Prevention Council
From the web site: "The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. To achieve this, NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies."

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Off. of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
A comprehensive web site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice."

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Operation Snowball - alcohol and other drug use prevention program
From the web site: "Operation Snowball, an affiliate of Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH), is an alcohol and other drug use prevention program based in Springfield, Illinois focusing on leadership development to empower youth to lead drug-free lives."

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Position of Pressure NFP - violence prevention
From the web site: "Our mission is to become a central point of access for violence prevention programs, education and information and shall be responsible for providing comprehensive services for teen and young adult females."

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Prevention Institute - Oakland, CA
From the web site: "Prevention Institute's tools guide practitioners, advocates, community groups, and policymakers in planning and implementing collaborative, effective prevention strategies to create safer, healthier, and more equitable communities. Field-tested and evidence-informed, these tools and frameworks are designed to increase knowledge about the critical elements of prevention, including the value of going beyond one-on-one approaches, the need for non-traditional partners, the promise of shifting norms, and an emphasis on organizational and systems change in order to have the broadest and most sustainable impact."

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Reclaiming Futures
From the web site: "The Reclaiming Futures model unites juvenile courts, probation, adolescent substance abuse treatment, and the community to reclaim youth. Together, they work to improve drug and alcohol treatment and connect teens to positive activities and caring adults.:

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Resource Hub - Chicago - ending Dec. 2019
From the web site: "The Chicago Resource Hub is A comprehensive, unrestricted database for guiding you to find the best fit human services and other social services organizations. Use this Database to search Community Agencies, Free Human Services, Non-profits, Health Care, Mental Health Centers, Social Services Organizations and other Supportive Networks, Resources, Services, and Referrals."

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Strenthing Chicago's Youth (SCY) Chicago Violence Prevention
This is an initiative launched in 2011 by Children’s Memorial Hospital. It is an anti-violence movement intended to connect private and public stakeholders who will be taking a public health approach to violence prevention.

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STRYVE, a national violence prevention initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
From the web site: "Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere, also known as STRYVE, is a national initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent youth violence before it starts. STRYVE Online provides direction at the national, state, and local levels about how to prevent youth violence with a public health approach, comprehensive plan, and prevention strategies that are based on the best available research evidence.
STRYVE has multiple activities that help increase public health leadership in preventing youth violence, promote the use of evidence-based prevention approaches, and achieve national reductions in youth violence. Information, tools, training, and other resources are made available to communities to help them better understand youth violence and plan prevention strategies that can work. STRYVE is also helping make connections between different organizations to raise awareness about the benefits and proven strategies to prevent youth violence."

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