The Illinois Blueprint for Peace coalition embraces policies and actions that will:

  • Increase health and healing among residents impacted by gun violence and reduce gun violence by addressing the underlying trauma that shapes decisions to carry guns and the harm caused by gun violence.
  • Decrease racist and carceral responses to gun violence, including by advocating for alternatives to prosecution for gun possession cases.
  • Intervene in the institutional abandonment and divestment of communities of color that is at the root of intracommunal violence by increasing community resources and supporting community-led alternative conflict resolution initiatives.