Highlights: Education and Social Service Strategies for Reducing Crime and Violence

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February 10, 2012
March 14, 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.