Get IN Chicago hosted service-providers, policy-makers, funders and community members for a rich day of discussion and innovation around youth violence prevention efforts at our Building Stronger Systems for Youth Symposium. Youth poet Kyla Strickler and Ben Austen, author of High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing kicked off the day followed by… Read More


Our current crisis in Chicago — and in other cities where youth violence is an issue — necessitates concentrating our anti-violence efforts where we have clear indicators as to the youth most at risk for violent behavior.    … Read More


Juvenile Probation Report – Chapin Hall – GIC A 2017 study of youth entering juvenile probation, conducted by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and commissioned by Get IN Chicago, focused on identifying characteristics of youth involved in firearms violence while on probation to better inform service provision. The study examined patterns that divided… Read More


Forty years of evidence shows that enlisting families as partners in juvenile justice rehabilitation efforts results in better public safety outcomes, according to a recent report by the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law Bluhm Legal Clinic.  The report, titled “Parents as Partners: Family Connection and Youth Incarceration,” is… Read More


In November, Get IN Chicago honored 63 outstanding SYNC mentoring participants with the Brighter Futures Youth Award for exceptional progress toward education, employment, or future goals and improving their relationships with family and peers. Six SYNC mentoring organizations nominated youth:  BBF Family Services, Chicago Urban League, KLEO, UCAN, Westside Health Authority, and Youth Advocate Programs. … Read More


Lauren Morrissey Loyola Get IN Chicago

Get IN Chicago is pleased to add another intern to our team this spring: Lauren Morrissey, a Gannon Scholar from Loyola University! Lauren joins two other current interns: Rachel Phan, also a Gannon Scholar from Loyola University, and Tiffany Ward from John Marshall Law School.  Lauren, Rachel, and Tiffany will assist with projects including grant… Read More


Panelists and staff at Get IN Chicago's event

On February 9, 2018, Get IN Chicago hosted an in-depth briefing about the innovative Healing Hurt People program, a public health approach to breaking the cycle of violence.   Established in Philadelphia in 2008, Healing Hurt People engages violently injured individuals in Level 1 trauma centers to provide comprehensive support and mental health services.  In 2014,… Read More


Get IN Chicago is pleased to welcome three interns to our team this fall: Rachel Phan and Michelle Sharpe, Gannon Scholars from Loyola University, and Tiffany Ward from John Marshall Law School. Rachel, Michelle, and Tiffany will assist with projects including grant compliance, communications, and research reports.  Generous funding from the Baum Family Fund supports… Read More


Get IN Chicago is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Juvenile Intervention and Support Center (JISC) to expand supportive service options for youth with police involvement.  The partnership expands Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) connections to seven additional districts beyond current JISC referral areas.  SYNC is a network of youth-serving organizations… Read More