A landmark study, Violence Intervention Worker Study (VIeWS), was conducted by Northwestern University and the University at Albany, SUNY. It is the first study of Chicago’s street outreach workforce and provides insights into the lives of men and women who are at the center of violence prevention work. In contrast to other first responders, street outreach workers not only to respond to acute violence, and help to the affected individuals and families in its aftermath, but also manage the threat of retaliation and additional violence. The working paper is available on the website of Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research. To read more about the study, click here.

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