A five-part series in Crain’s Chicago Business highlights proven and promising approaches to address gun violence, starting with a piece co-authored by the presidents and chief executives of the MacArthur, Joyce, McCormick, and Polk Bros foundations. The authors outline the coordinated efforts of more than 30 local funders who formed the Partnership for Safe & Peaceful Communities. They argue: “There is no one solution to gun violence. That is why we are aligning our resources on several innovative strategies to address this issue through evidence-based programs, community engagement and policy change. We do not have time to waste.”
Part One: Chicago Funders on Gun Violence: 'We Do Not Have Time to Waste'
Part Two: Think Illinois Has the Country's Toughest Gun Laws? Think Again
Part Three: Can Jobs Plus Therapy for At-Risk Men Cut Gun Violence?
Part Four: Why Chicago's Violence Interrupters Need Their Own Training Academy
Part Five: How Block Parties and Urban Gardening Deter Gun Violence