Street Intervention/Outreach refers to actively working in “the streets” to engage individuals at immediate or high risk of being victims or perpetrators of gun violence. Our Outreach staff are known as “trusted messengers” in the community. Our relationships with the community allows Outreach teams to mediate existing and potential violent incidents.
Building trusting relationships with high-risk individuals
Mediating existing and potential conflicts to prevent incidents of violence
Proactively engaging individuals/groups to prevent the onset of violent conflict
Case Managers provide ongoing connections to needed services and support. These services enable individuals to live a better quality of life.
Case Management services include:
Support with continuing education
Healthcare and mental health referrals
Assistance with obtaining housing
Substance abuse treatment referrals
Our Victim Advocates provide a wide array of services to all victims of violence.
Victims Services include:
Referrals for housing support
Emergency food assistance
Sharing information on legal rights
Assistance with Illinois Crime Victim Compensation application
Assistance with funeral and memorial arrangements
Additional Prevention and Support Services include but are not limited to: