Communities Partnering 4 Peace Case Management in action

Metropolitan Peace Initiatives

Helping people heal from trauma by partnering with and offering support for community-based organizations in:

  • Behavioral health
  • Workforce development
  • Legal aid
  • Capacity building

Communities Partnering 4 Peace

Our partners administer a comprehensive, long-term approach to reducing violence in communities citywide through principles including:

  • Nonviolence
  • Hyper-local collaboration
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Restorative justice
Light in the Night in action
Metropolitan Peace Academy in action

Metropolitan Peace Academy

Professionalizing the field of violence prevention with an intensive and multidisciplinary training:

  • Builds a citywide network of outreach workers
  • Enhances community capacity to reduce violence

recent news

WATCH: CVI Leadership Academy Graduates Reflect on History-Making Experience

WATCH: CVI Leadership Academy Graduates Reflect on History-Making Experience “I like to be a part of something that’s groundbreaking and history-making.” On Friday, February 9, 2024, 31 community violence intervention (CVI) leaders from 21 cities across the country graduated from the inaugural cohort of the University of Chicago Crime Lab’s Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy….
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Chicago Crime Lab’s CVILA Inaugural Cohort Graduates at White House, VP Harris Gives Praise

Chicago Crime Lab’s CVILA Inaugural Cohort Graduates at White House, VP Harris Gives Praise The University of Chicago Crime Lab’s Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy (CVILA) made its mark from city streets to the White House with the graduation of its inaugural cohort on Friday, February 9, 2024 in Washington, D.C. Thirty-one community violence intervention…
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MPI’s Rodney Phillips Profiled in Chicago Sun-Times Ahead of CVI Leadership Academy Graduation

MPI’s Rodney Phillips Profiled in Chicago Sun-Times Ahead of CVI Leadership Academy Graduation Congratulations are in order for Metropolitan Peace Initiatives (MPI) Associate Director of Crisis Prevention & Response Unit (CPRU) Rodney “Hot Rod” Phillips who was recently profiled in the Chicago Sun-Times ahead of his graduation from the inaugural cohort of the Chicago Crime…
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