Apr 01

Gregory S. Gross, Ed.D., succeeds Dorothy Gardner as president.Michael Reese expands funding for CeaseFire, with special emphasis on Chicago’s Southwest and Brighton Park neighborhoods. The same year, the U.S. Department of Justice releases an impact study showing “significant positive impact” from the program, including a “decline of 16 to 28 percent in the number of shootings in four of the seven program sites studied.” Even before the report’s release, other cities begin adopting the CeaseFire model.

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