Chicago Project for Violence Prevention/Ceasefire Grant–$30,000
purpose of Ceasefire Illinois is to reduce the rate of killing in the City of
Chicago to equal or less than the national rate and to provide support and
guidance to individuals at high risk of involvement in shootings to encourage
them to follow a positive lifestyle. The project combines a public health
strategy with a criminal justice approach to violence prevention. This grant
will support the planning, preparation, and implementation of a series of peace
conferences serving at-risk African-American and Hispanic youth between the
ages of 15 and 24 in three Chicago....
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