The Governor’s Community Violence Prevention Program is a collaborative project between The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) and The Governor’s office created to implement five (3) program components: The Youth Employment Program, The Parent Program and Reentry in targeted communities. The goal of the Initiative is to reduce risk factors and promote protective factors associated with violence through:
- Creation of jobs for community youths, adults and professionals that promote community wellness and healthy behaviors, youth and parent leadership, and healthy caring community environments.
- Provision of a wide range of community-based services for youth and young adults including: social, emotional and job skill development; case management, trauma – informed counseling for students in need of early intervention; mentoring; tutoring and other school supports that enhance young people’s ability to succeed in school, in their community and in life.
HCI serves as lead agency and is responsible for managing and coordinating the overall implementation of the Governor’s Initiative in Bloom, Bremen & Thornton Township(s) of South Suburban Cook County. For more information about CVPP please visit www.ilnri.org
Communities served through this initiative include the following municipalities
Thornton Township: Blue Island, Burnham, Calumet City, Dixmoor, Dolton, East Hazel Crest, Glenwood, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Lansing, Markham, Phoenix, Posen, Riverdale, South Holland and Thornton.
Bloom Township: Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, Ford Heights, Lynwood, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Sauk Village, South Chicago Heights, Steger
Bremen Township: Country Club Hills, Crestwood, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Midlothian, Posen, Robbins, Tinley Park
For more information about the Community Violence Prevention Program (CPVV) please contact Jaclin Davis at email@example.com