The Ahlquist Agenda

Building Pathways for Youth Away From Violence

October 27, 2021 The Ahlquist Center for Policy, Practice & Innovation Season 1 Episode 5
The Ahlquist Agenda
Building Pathways for Youth Away From Violence
Show Notes

In today's episode, we discuss two programs that focus on youth violence prevention. Julie Noobler, Director of Metro Behavioral Services, discusses Choose to Change, an innovative violence prevention program that focuses on trauma. Jamie Ellison, Program Director for Redeploy Illinois, talks about her program to reduce juvenile incarceration rates while saving the state money.

Episode Resources:

To learn more about Redeploy Illinois, please view our website and our infographic.

To learn more about the positive impact Redeploy Illinois has on youth

This week, it was announced that Choose to Change is expanding into more Chicago neighborhoods. A sampling of news coverage is below:

Laura Washington in the Sun Times wrote an editorial on the program's expansion

WBBM's coverage of the C2C Expansion Announcement

Chalkbeat Chicago's coverage of C2C Expansion

Univision's coverage of C2C Expansion