Statement from CP4P ONE Northside

Feb 12, 2024

CP4P ONE Northside offers our deepest condolences to the family of the young man killed in our community on January 31 near Senn High School, and wishes a swift recovery to the other two young victims of that incident.

CP4P has a youth mentoring program set up with Senn High School. We have been working with the students in this school for over a year and a half. We knew the victims of the shooting on January 31 personally. The violence in our communities affects us every day. We live and work in these neighborhoods.

CP4P ONE Northside’s work is to prevent gun violence before it happens, and to interrupt the cycle of gun violence by offering victim services and conflict mediation after a shooting has occurred. We work closely with youth most likely to commit violence or to be victims of violence. To create community-based solutions, we develop authentic, trusted relationships and provide trauma-informed wraparound services. Our approach to violence prevention includes seeing the community as a whole. Our work includes hotspot canvassing, victim support services, peace circles, and case management. We also provide proactive strategies to build healthier communities like “Light in the Night” and pop-up community events to create safe public spaces and foster community connections, financial literacy classes, job counseling, youth mentoring, and resource sharing initiatives.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to gun violence. Solutions must come from the neighborhoods, and empower the Black and Brown communities that are most affected. CP4P ONE Northside is on the ground in Rogers Park, Edgewater, West Ridge, Andersonville and Uptown everyday building relationships and working to make our communities safer.

To contact CP4P ONE Northside with questions or to open a dialogue, contact Program Manager Darrell Dacres at 773-999-1630.

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