Chicago Schools Get New Tool in Fight against Youth Violence
Paulson, Amanda, The Christian Science Monitor
Two Chicago nonprofits, together with the University of Chicago, unveiled a counseling and sports program Wednesday aimed at stemming chronic youth violence in Chicago's public schools.
The problem is long-standing, but it received international attention in September when Derrion Albert, a Chicago Public School (CPS) junior, was killed when he was caught in a brawl as he walked home from school. The incident was captured on videotape. Since September of 1997, more than 500 CPS students have been shot.
Chicago is employing a growing array of efforts against youth violence - including a new $30 million CPS program that tries to target the 1,200 kids most at-risk for …
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Publication information: Article title: Chicago Schools Get New Tool in Fight against Youth Violence. Contributors: Paulson, Amanda - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: November 18, 2009. Page number: 2. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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