Rebecca Levin, SCY Director, was recently interviewed by Extra Newspaper about SCY's community-based participatory research project (Community-Academic Collaboration to Prevent Violence in Chicago) focused on enhancing partnerships between researchers, funders, and the community to build capacity to develop, implement, and evaluate strategies to reduce health disparities related to violence in Chicago.
"...crime stats only tell part of the story, but fail to relay how violence affects people's well-being. Though the actual discussions of SCY's meetings are confidential, Levin has noticed a trend in those talks. 'We're hearing a lot about trust, and the need to build trust between communities and researchers,' she said..."
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With the goal of educating and raising awareness on effective ways to reduce and prevent youth violence, SCY encourages everyone to take action to prevent violence through our Focus on Five:
- Sustained Investment in children and youth
- Equitable access to high quality mental health services
- Common sense approaches to gun violence prevention
- Juvenile justice system that reflects what we know about adolescent development
- Sustained investment in strong communities