Addressing Trauma

Meeting public safety challenges 
with socially just solutions.

Meeting public safety challenges
with socially just solutions.

Englewood Gun Violence Prevention Program

This program has been housed for 3 years in the Institute on Social Exclusion. It is being formalized, manualized, and moved to become chiefly an effort of the IPSSJ. The program aims to serve over 30 boys in Englewood to learn options to gun violence, and to engage in meaningful ways with their communities. Additionally, art therapy is an integral part of this program, and allows youth to express their feelings and perceptions of their surroundings, and of grappling with the violence in their lives.

Cook County Jail

The IPSSJ has been working with the Sheriff’s office in collaboration with health services at Cook County Jail to develop, implement, and evaluate programming that will create a better environment for the jail staff.

International RJ Research Endeavor

The Adler School of Professional Psychology is engaging both the Chicago and Vancouver campuses in research about how Restorative Justice practices have been implemented in courts, schools, and communities at large in both respective metropolitan areas. This inventory research project examines the varied practices, the degree of formal collaboration with justice systems, and use of data-driven outcome measures. A white paper comparing practices in the two areas and highlighting recommendations for furthering restorative approaches as evidence-based, mainstream alternatives to incarceration is forthcoming.