CCO would like to say Thank You to Cure Violence/ CeaseFire, a non-profit organization that focuses on reducing gun violence through building relationships and providing opportunities for young men and women who are at-risk. In 2015, funding for Cure Violence was severely reduced. Since then Chicago has seen a steady increase in gun violence.
Before funding was cut, Cure Violence staff would visit CCO once and month and meet with teens and their parents about curbing violence. They brought encouragement, hope, and practical help to our families with teens.
To learn more about CeaseFire’s important work and how it affects Chicago homicide statistics, click here.
*Photo credit goes to Cure Violence/ CeaseFire.
*Data found in the chart above provided by the Chicago Police Department.