Cook County has long been a leader for innovation in juvenile justice efforts.  In 1993, the county was selected as one of four initial model sites for the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), which sought to reduce the use of detention for youth accused of nonviolent crimes.  Today, the JDAI has expanded to more than… Read More


For the third consecutive year, Get IN Chicago is proud to be Chicago’s beneficiary for the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge.  Chicago’s Chase Challenge is set to host more than 25,000 people from over 600 local companies for its annual celebration of corporate teamwork, camaraderie, and community. As a private funder with a public mission, Get… Read More


In October 2015, Get IN Chicago invited proposals for its Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment (CCRE) initiative.  CCRE was developed as an opportunity to partner resident groups with local non-profits, giving resources and technical assistance to support their vision of safer communities. Communities are safer when residents feel empowered to take action against crime, be… Read More


Where does violence happen? For youth, too often it hits close to home: statistics show that violence typically occurs .4 miles from where they live, compared to over a mile away from school. This year, Get IN Chicago is making a concentrated effort to fund and support community-based initiatives to reduce violence.  We believe that community efforts hold enormous… Read More