To help reduce shootings and homicides, Chicago police will hold accountable entire gangs even if only a single member is suspected of a violent offense. It is part of an innovative new gang violence reduction program led by David Kennedy of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and supported by MacArthur. In Cincinnati, where the program has also been implemented, there has been a 50% decrease in gang-related gun violence. To learn more listen to an NPR story about the program and read an op-ed by David Kennedy in The Chicago Tribune.
Community & Economic Development
The Foundation supports neighborhood revitalization, prevention of youth violence, and the use of information technology to enhance governance, the social sector, and quality of life. MacArthur is also exploring new ways to understand the challenges faced by cities around the world, and how to plan, manage, and govern to address them.