Education and Social Service Strategies for Reducing Crime and Violence


February 10, 2012
February 23, 2012
UChicago Creative


Leaders from student support services and the University of Chicago discuss methods for reducing crime among high-risk students through education and programs designed to focus on students' social, emotional, and academic lives.

Speakers include:

  • Robin Jacob, Urban Education Lab affiliate
  • Timothy Knowles, director of the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute
  • Jean-Claude Brizard, CEO of Chicago Public Schools
  • Evelyn Diaz, Chicago's commissioner of the Department of Family and Support Services
  • Susana Vasquez, executive director of Local Initiatives Support Corporation in Chicago

This talk was part of a forum titled "Reducing Urban Crime and Violence: What Works and What Is Promising," presented by The University of Chicago Crime Lab.