We Meet Them Where They Are: The Importance of Mentoring as a Component of Youth Gang Violence Intervention

By National Gang Center, Reprinted from the National Mentoring Resource Center “Gangs meet kids where they are. We have to do the same thing” (Amber Govan, Carter’s Crew). This statement captures the valuable relationship between youth violence intervention professionals and the young people with whom they work. When people think about violence intervention efforts, they […]

Chicago Teens And Combat Veterans Join Forces To Process Trauma

AUDIE CORNISH NPR If you took a map of Chicago and put down a tack for each person shot last year, you’d need nearly 3,000 tacks. Of those, 101 would be clustered in the neighborhood of East Garfield Park. That’s where 15-year-old Jim Courtney-Clarks lives. “To be honest, I really don’t like it,” Courtney-Clarks says. […]