Crime Lab UChicago Touts Early Numbers on Anti-Violence Program
WBEZ 91.5 / November 22, 2019
By Patrick Smith
Researchers at the University of Chicago are touting early signs of success for READI Chicago, an ambitious effort to provide services to the men closest to the city’s gun violence.
“We're learning that READI is finding the right guys, that they're taking up the program and that they're sticking with the program,” University of Chicago Crime Lab Senior Research Director Monica Bhatt said.
The University of Chicago’s Crime Lab is a partner in READI, which stands for Rapid Employment and Development Initiative and was launched as a response to Chicago’s historic spike in gun violence in 2016.