Pie chart illustrating ages of study participants. The majority are 16-18 years old.

Get IN Chicago research suggests that a combination of certain factors can increase a young person’s risk of participating in gun violence.  Our Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) initiative was designed to meet the unique needs of this group, whom we term acutely-high risk, and a baseline analysis shows that we are… Read More


Progress in addressing youth violence in Chicago, or anywhere, is extremely difficult without data and evidence about which programs work, for whom, and why. With that in mind, Get IN Chicago collaborated with the MacArthur Foundation to fund a project and research opportunity harnessing the city’s most innovative ideas in 2014. The Chicago Design Competition was… Read More


Partnerships and innovation linked to improved engagement for caregivers of teens Research from University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Juvenile Justice shows that youth living in families with healthy functioning patterns were less likely to be involved in violence, even when exposed to high levels of violence in their neighborhoods.  So far this year,… Read More


Top Recommendation: Placing Youth at the Greatest Risk of Violence at the Center CHICAGO – October 25, 2016 – Today, Get IN Chicago, a private organization studying and funding violence prevention initiatives focused on acutely high-risk youth, revealed five key recommendations from its work with community-based organizations, 60 grantees and anti-violence experts to date. “At… Read More


Get IN Chicago worked with Lurie Children’s Hospital to provide technical assistance for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) programs over the past year.  Lurie experts worked alongside therapists and program managers to learn about the strengths, challenges, and opportunities of each CBT program funded by Get IN Chicago.  Their work included needs assessments, progress monitoring, and coordinating… Read More


Last year, Get IN Chicago collaborated with Illinois Mentoring Partnership (IMP) on a technical assistance program to strengthen mentoring programs and learn more about what works best for high-risk youth in our city.  Participants learned best practices, gained research insights, and embarked on quality improvement through workshops, trainings, and site visits with mentoring experts from IMP.  They… Read More


The Youth-Led Tech summer 2016 program is part of a study that is led by MDRC and funded by the MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with Get IN Chicago. All youth who apply to Youth-Led Tech and are eligible for the program will be included in the study, even if they are not selected for the… Read More


Get IN Chicago’s position as a funder, measurement entity, and thought leader has given us insight into pressing issues faced by the Chicago nonprofit landscape.  In particular, our findings have shaped our Five Key Learnings, which we use to guide our strategy and investment. As we move forward, Get IN Chicago’s commitment to funding and measuring evidence-based programs continues to… Read More


Get IN Chicago’s position as a funder, measurement entity, and thought leader has given us insight into pressing issues faced by the Chicago nonprofit landscape.  In particular, our findings have shaped our Five Key Learnings, which we use to guide our strategy and investment. As we move forward, Get IN Chicago’s commitment to funding and measuring evidence-based programs continues to… Read More


Get IN Chicago’s mission is to identify, fund and rigorously evaluate evidence-based programs that lead to a sustainable reduction in violence for individuals and communities most affected by violence and poverty.   What are evidence-based programs? Evidence-Based Interventions and Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) are methods for serving a specific population that are supported by research evidence.… Read More