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25Mar 2016

ALSO and Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance partner up for Get IN Chicago Grant

ALSO and Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance partner up for Get IN Chicago Grant
ALSO is thrilled to be among the five planning grant recipients of Get IN Chicago’s Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment Initiative. Together with the Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance (LSEA), ALSO will focus its community programming in Humboldt Park on addressing factors that Lori Crowder, ALSO Executive Director, states increase violence  such as “high- school dropout and ...
19Feb 2016

ALSO’s Maribel Romero and Stephanie Hausen Interviewed

Maribel Romero, ALSO staff person experienced in community violence intervention and re-entry services for formerly incarcerated individuals, and Stephanie Hausen, ALSO Intern and MSW Candidate at the Jane Addams School of Social Work (UIC), recently contributed to a Ms. Magazine blog post on female membership in gangs, particularly concerning young girls and women who are also victims ...
27Jan 2016

Judicial Trainings in Puerto Rico

Judicial Trainings in Puerto Rico
With the support of the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, and in collaboration with the Office of the Women’s Advocate and the Judicial Branch of Puerto Rico, ALSO offered two one-day judicial trainings on January 21-22, 2016 at the Judicial Academy in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The judicial trainings addressed intimate partner sexual violence ...
14Dec 2015

Benefit for Peace

Benefit for Peace
Thank you to everyone who supported ALSO’s Benefit for Peace on November 4, 2015. This event was the most successful in the organization’s history and we have many to thank for its success. Thank you again to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, our donors, local public officials, service providers, service recipients, and our hosts, Pizano’s Pizza (Division St.), ...
25Oct 2015

Read the Report: Why Relationships Matter for In-Risk Men

Read the Report: Why Relationships Matter for In-Risk Men
ALSO uniquely focuses on the intersection of intimate partner conflict and community violence. Through deep data analysis, ALSO’s community violence interrupters and outreach workers learned that much of the violence deemed “gang-related” by law enforcement initially stems from conflict between intimate partners. This discovery affirms the importance of our work at the intersections of violence ...