Youth Violence

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Study: Summer Jobs Programs Reduce Youth Violence

A study from the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania has found summer job and mentoring programs for disadvantaged youths in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by nearly half over a 16-month period.

12/04/2014

Zachary Fardon, a former federal prosecutor, has been nominated to be the U.S. Attorney in Chicago. (Photo supplied to CBS)

U.S. Attorney Fardon Outlines Plan To Target Chicago Gangs

Chicago’s new U.S. Attorney says he’s expanding the focus of his office to go after Chicago’s continuing gang violence problem.

05/21/2014

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Youth Shootings Drop By 40 Percent In 2013 In Chicago

The youth violence that has too often drawn a national spotlight on Chicago has taken a significant dip, a new analysis shows.

01/28/2014

A view of a family decorating a Christmas Tree.  (Photo Credit: Carlos Javier Ortiz)

Photographer Seeks Funds For Book Chronicling Youth Violence In Chicago

To some, youth violence in Chicago is nothing more than statistics taking up time on their nightly newscast. Carlos Javier Ortiz — in his upcoming book titled We All We Got … — hopes to show you more than a bunch of numbers. He hopes to show you the victims, families and communities plagued by violence, and he hopes you’ll see just how human they really are.

12/06/2013

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Michelle Obama Discusses Youth Violence In Chicago

First Lady Michelle Obama came to Chicago on Wednesday to attend a conference on efforts to reduce violence, and to speak to local students about crime in their neighborhoods.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

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First Lady Coming To Chicago Next Month To Address Youth Violence

First Lady Michelle Obama will be coming home to Chicago on April 10, to discuss programs for at-risk youth and efforts to reduce gun- and gang-related violence.

03/27/2013