Chicago’s anti-violence programs are working, but not enough

Anti-violence in Chicago
Signs asking for an end to gun violence are found across Chicago. Federal funding with pay for training for anti-violence workers to give them tools for dealing with “extreme stress” and burnout. Bill Healy / WBEZ
Anti-violence in Chicago
Signs asking for an end to gun violence are found across Chicago. Federal funding with pay for training for anti-violence workers to give them tools for dealing with “extreme stress” and burnout. Bill Healy / WBEZ

Chicago’s anti-violence programs are working, but not enough

Anti-violence programs like READI Chicago and Chicago CRED are working the way they’re supposed to — reaching young men who are at risk of shooting or being shot. But they may just be picks chipping away at an iceberg, according to some experts. WBEZ’s Patrick Smith joins Reset with the bigger picture.

GUEST: Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter