Ideas Forum: Public Safety

Wed. Jul 7, 2021 at 6:00pm CDT
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2020 was an inflection point nationally and in our own backyard, and it’s time to forge a new path and re-imagine how Chicago can work to lift up residents and enhance quality of life.

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Public safety remains a fiercely-debated topic both nationally and locally, with many across the U.S. rethinking traditional ways to reduce violence. In Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled “Our City, Our Safety”, a three year violence reduction plan. The plan calls for a variety of initiatives and programming, including piloting a co-responder model, creating a 211 helpline, building on police reform efforts, strengthening the street outreach and enhancing the victim support network.

Join WBEZ and University of Chicago’s Center for Effective Government for a virtual event to learn more about Chicago’s violence reduction priorities, bold reforms from other cities and innovative ideas from a diverse group of local civic leaders. During this event we will also connect with local activists, policymakers and community members to re-imagine how new approaches to violence reduction might build a safer and more equitable Chicago.

We also want to hear from you! Share your ideas and suggestions for violence reduction by registering today.


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