President Preckwinkle Announces Latest Round of Violence Reduction and Restorative Justice Grants
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced that the Justice Advisory Council will award $2.9 million in grants aimed at reducing violence and fostering restorative justice.
Through the Justice Advisory Council, Cook County has distributed almost $18 million dollars to community partners in anti-violence, anti-recidivism and restorative justice grants.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said, “We are not slapping Band-Aids on deep wounds. Instead we are directly addressing trauma, injury, isolation and deprivation operating in the poorest neighborhoods – the things that drive the most vulnerable towards crime and violence.”
The Northwest Side Housing Center is among organizations and partnerships that received a $300,000, two-year grant:
Northwest Side Housing Center. Northwest Side Housing Center will provide safe spaces, de-escalation, self-regulation, mediation and implement restorative justice practices and trainings to address in-school suspensions, classroom disruptions, chronic truancy of medium and high-risk students referred by the school’s discipline team. The program is collaboration between Steinmetz College Prep, Northwest Side Housing Center and PCC Wellness Center to serve students from Steinmetz.