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Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative (IL)

The Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative is a broad range of multi-sectoral stakeholders committed to expanding the understanding of trauma and ACEs and their impact on the health and well-being of Illinois children, families, communities, and systems. Through advocacy and mobilization efforts, we work to put the issues of ACEs, trauma, and resilience on the forefront of health equity in Illinois.


Healing Our Justice System: Restorative Justice and the Law

This is an important and timely topic. The symposium will provide the opportunity for those new to restorative justice and experienced practitioners to come together. We will explore the intersection between restorative justice and the law, trauma-informed restorative practices, and the transformative power of restorative approaches in different Chicago communities. ...

Racial Bias in Criminal Risk Scores Is Mathematically Inevitable

An analysis of bias against black defendants in criminal risk scores has prompted research showing that the disparity can be addressed — if the algorithms focus on the fairness of outcomes. By Julia Angwin & Jeff Larson

Mindfulness in the Early Grades

“The Impact of Mindfulness in Schools in Chicago” Stay tuned for a webinar that will present the science behind and early findings of incorporating “mindfulness” into more than 30 high-poverty Chicago public schools in after the first year of a four study with 2,000 kindergarten through second-grade students.

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