Anti-Violence Groups Partner To Curb Chicago Shootings

President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled a new plan to tackle gun violence in the U.S. Local anti-violence groups weigh in.

Chicago violence
Police tape marks off a Chicago street as officers investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in the city’s South Side on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. An argument in a house erupted into gunfire early Tuesday, police said. Teresa Crawford / AP Photo
Chicago violence
Police tape marks off a Chicago street as officers investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in the city’s South Side on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. An argument in a house erupted into gunfire early Tuesday, police said. Teresa Crawford / AP Photo

Anti-Violence Groups Partner To Curb Chicago Shootings

President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled a new plan to tackle gun violence in the U.S. Local anti-violence groups weigh in.

President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled a new plan to reduce gun violence, including tougher enforcement of federal gun laws and investing in community resources.

Reset checks in with three Chicago anti-violence groups who are training and deploying peacekeepers to Chicago neighborhoods experiencing the highest number of shootings this summer. It’s part of a new initiative from Chicago CRED, Communities Partnering 4 Peace and READI Chicago to tackle gun violence in the city.

GUESTS: Bernida Davenport-McWhite, business solutions manager with North Lawndale Employment Network and READI Chicago

Jen Keeling, director of strategic partnerships at Chicago CRED

Adrienne Johnson, vice president of violence intervention and prevention services at UCAN Chicago