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.

Laura Slabaugh