Connecting youth at acute high-risk for violence to effective programs is a critical intervention, and Get IN Chicago is pleased to share a promising update in this area. Between 2015 and 2017, analysis done in conjunction with Chapin Hall and NORC, both at the University of Chicago, showed that the proportion of Get IN Chicago… Read More


NORC and Get IN Chicago research includes insights from 637 acutely high-risk youth Chicago, IL – March 16, 2018 –  A recent report on youth at high risk of violence revealed that teens see their families as strong supports but also have ongoing needs for mental health and trauma services.  The findings, part of a… Read More


CANS Praed Foundation Get IN Chicago

Effective support for acutely high-risk youth must address their most pressing needs while leveraging their greatest strengths.  With that in mind, Get IN Chicago’s Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) initiative embeds individualized treatment plans into its programming.  In particular, the SYNC intake system utilizes the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)… Read More


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


KLEO mentor with Hirsch HS football player

A student who is chronically absent during high school is seven times more likely to drop out and miss the academic gains, connections to caring adults, and support for future orientation that schools can provide. According to research compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, school engagement and attendance is a factor that contributes to healthy adolescent… 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


In conjunction with the Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) initiative, NORC at the University of Chicago is currently evaluating the effectiveness of the Eisenhower Foundation Quantum Youth Development mentoring program being implemented by six Get IN Chicago grantees. The Eisenhower Quantum Opportunities Program (QOP) aims to encourage participants to finish high school,… Read More


Our Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) partners are committed to providing supportive services to acutely high-risk youth in seven Chicago communities hardest hit by poverty and violence. SYNC components include establishing new pathways to service, creating centralized systems for intake and community-based case management, and strengthening service providers so they can deliver evidence-based mentoring… Read More


Our Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) partners are committed to providing supportive services to acutely high-risk youth in seven Chicago communities hardest hit by poverty and violence. SYNC components include establishing new pathways to services, creating centralized systems for intake and community-based case management, and strengthening service providers so they can deliver evidence-based… Read More