A new research brief from Northwestern Neighborhood & Network Initiative (N3) was just published affirming that Chicago CRED:

  • works with the highest-risk individuals.
  • successfully connects them with needed services.
  • “potentially” reduces their likelihood of being shot or arrested by 50% and 48% respectively. As always, they are cautious about suggesting direct causation, but it is nevertheless encouraging.

The report explicitly mentions that “other outreach-focused programs such as Communities Partnering 4 Peace (CP4P) and READI Chicago find similar results.”
The report also says, “for every one CRED participant, we found more than 20 other individuals with similar risk profiles who were not receiving similar services,” so the case for going to scale is real.

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CRED and their partners celebrated the 46 men and women who received their high school diplomas on Thursday

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