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1 Preventing youth violence

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3 Chicago June 2, 2012

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6 Committed Criminals

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8 U.S. incarceration rate, prisoners per 100,000 population

9 A different view of why people commit crime

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15 Stop, Look & Listen in CPS “Becoming a Man” (Youth Guidance & World Sport Chicago)  27 week, 1 hour / week, students / group  Average participant attends just 13 group sessions  Example: “The Fist”

16 Our new Crime Lab research spokesperson EMBED VIDEO CLIP OF MAYOR EMANUEL TALKING ABOUT BAM RESULTS AND $2 MILLION EXPANSION HERE

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19 1.73 Which kids we work with

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21 Let’s raise the bar

22 Stop, Look & Listen works w/ highest-risk kids too

23 10 minutes Most violent offenders not bad kids; just made bad decision?  Non-poor kids make bad decisions, too – but have safety nets  Detention staff leader: “If I let you kids redo just 10 minutes of your lives, none of you would be here”  Program logic (rather than specifics) matter? Scalability  Potentially huge returns; every dollar spent on Stop, Look & Listen generates $2 to $30 in benefits to society We may have (tragically) misdiagnosed this whole problem...

24 Violence goes down (a lot) * p<.10, ** p<0.05, *** p<.01


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