Blueprint for Peace News and Opinion

News Release (06/28/22)

Check out the list of links below for reliable reporting on gun violence solutions, trauma, community programming, research, and more.


“Introducing ‘Aftershocks,’ a series about surviving gun violence in Chicago” The Trace

“In Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood, a Mix of Grief and Perspective” The Trace

“Illinois has a program to compensate victims of violent crimes. Few applicants receive funds.” The Trace

“He dropped out of high school after witnessing murder. 10 years later, he’s graduating.” WBEZ Chicago

“Superintendent Brown doubles down on failed strategies to combat gun violence” Chicago Community Bond Fund

“There’s a Proven Way to Reduce Gun Violence in America’s Cities. We Just Need to Fund It” TIME

“Loyola Report Reveals Undue Punitive Effect of Gun Possession Convictions on Young Black Men in Cook County” Chicago Appleseed Center for Fair Courts

“‘Show Us Your Guns’ programs aiming to get guns off Chatham Co. streets” WTOC 11

“‘We can’t turn a blind eye’; A new Denver court program for teens caught with guns to mitigate cycle of youth violence” The Denver Post

‘He was a good kid’ National Catholic Reporter

Chicago’s Year of Living Violently: Seeking Solutions America Magazine: The Jesuit Review

A conversation with civil rights lawyer Sheila Bedi about policing and the death of Adam Toledo Chicago Tribune

How Abusive Police Practices Target Women of Color – and What Women Are Doing About It Truthout

Amid Spike in Gun Violence, Cook County’s Foxx, Mitchell Address Concerns Over Courts WTTW

Interview with Eddie Bocanegra, Gun Safety Leader and Senior Director at READI Chicago The Golden Mean

The Killing of Adam Toledo and the Colliding Cycles of Violence in Chicago The New Yorker

How Tamar Manasseh changed her neighborhood The Forward

Tamar Manasseh talks Mothers Against Senseless Killings, intersection of black and Jewish identities The Daily Northwestern

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