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Community Violence Intervention: The Chicago Story

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Ernest “Ernie” Cato, former Chief of Counterterrorism, Chicago Police Department; Eduardo “Eddie” Bocanegra, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice
Ernie Cato
Ernie Cato

During this episode, Ernie Cato, a 30-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, and Eddie Bocanegra, a former gang member who founded an organization that works with young men at high risk of committing crimes, discuss their pioneering work in the field of Community Violence Intervention, an innovative approach to reducing crime and violence.

Also see the corresponding blog post: Community Violence Intervention: Police, “Street Teams,” and Safer Neighborhoods.

Eddie Bocanegra
Eddie Bocanegra



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Date Published: October 24, 2023