Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $942,470)
Through a multidisciplinary partnership with North Chicago High School, Middle School, and Elementary school as well as youth and parents, Community Youth Network, Inc, (CYN) will reduce incidents of youth violence through restorative practices to improve school safety and climate; prevent youth violence, delinquency, and victimization by providing Peace circles and trauma treatment in the school setting; engage parents and youth in an advisory council to address their concerns and provide a venue for their voices to be heard; and obtain parent direction on the content for parent workshops. CYN has a partnership with North Chicago Community High School and will engage the middle and elementary school to provide restorative practices, case management, and therapy services to youth ages 11-18 (and their families) who are involved in an interpersonal conflict, have been exposed to violence, have perpetrated violence, or are in need of trauma informed therapy. CYN will meet these needs by offering a variety of activities to support students which will decrease violence and assist those who have been affected by violence. Activities include restorative practices/Peace Circles, trauma informed individual, family, and group counseling, and case management.