PHOTOS: Strides for Peace’s 2024 Race Against Gun Violence

PHOTOS: Strides for Peace’s 2024 Race Against Gun Violence

Runners, walkers, and community violence intervention (CVI) supporters of all ages joined in on Strides for Peace’s 2024 Race Against Gun Violence on Thursday, June 6, 2024, in Grant Park. The annual event celebrates the life-changing work of community organizations and provides a platform for people who care about ending gun violence.

Southland RISE: Strengthening Violence Recovery Through Hospital and Street Outreach Collaboration

Southland RISE: Strengthening Violence Recovery Through Hospital and Street Outreach Collaboration

Southland RISE: Strengthening Violence Recovery Through Hospital and Street Outreach Collaboration Southland RISE, a joint initiative by UChicago Medicine and Advocate Christ Medical Center, aims to improve treatment and support for crime survivors and their families by forging stronger connections between hospitals and street outreach organizations. Partnering with Metropolitan Family Services (MFS), Metropolitan Peace Initiatives…

MPI Chief Training Officer Vanessa Perry Dereef Teaches the Keys to Building High-Impact Teams for CVILA 

MPI Chief Training Officer Vanessa Perry Dereef Teaches the Keys to Building High-Impact Teams for CVILA 

The newest cohort of students enrolled in the University of Chicago Crime Lab’s Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy (CVILA) sat excited and inquisitive as they learned key tactics to building high-impact teams within their organizations. The session, led by Metropolitan Peace Initiatives (MPI) Chief Training Officer Dr. Vanessa Perry DeReef, served as the group’s first class together in the program.

Communities Partnering 4 Peace Wins UChicago ‘Distinctive Innovation and Social Service Award’

Communities Partnering 4 Peace Wins UChicago ‘Distinctive Innovation and Social Service Award’

The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice recently awarded Communities Partnering 4 Peace (CP4P) with the 2024 Distinctive Innovation and Social Service Award. This accolade is given annually to deserving social service agencies and programs that demonstrate innovation in their approaches and practices while reflecting the mission of the school.

‘Trauma Is Real’: CVI Leaders Discuss the Importance of Healing

‘Trauma Is Real’: CVI Leaders Discuss the Importance of Healing

With May being recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, and specifically, May 15 being observed as National Trauma Survivors Day, there was no better time for leading voices in the community violence intervention (CVI) and restorative justice spaces to speak on the effects of trauma and the strength in healing.