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File #: 16-2569    Version: 1 Name: PARENTING TO PREVENT VIOLENCE PROGRAM
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Filed
File created: 4/4/2016 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 4/13/2016 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT PARENTING TO PREVENT VIOLENCE PROGRAM WHEREAS, violence has impacted and continues to impact the lives of too many citizens of Cook County; and, WHEREAS, violence has proven tremendously costly to Cook County government in the administration of its hospitals, courts and jails; and, WHEREAS, the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners affirm their moral obligation to reduce the escalating trend of neighborhood violence in Cook County; and, WHEREAS, the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners wish to send a strong public message that violence is both unacceptable and preventable; and, WHEREAS, the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners wish to bolster this strong public message of zero tolerance for violence by strategically investing County resources in programs that attack the root cause of violence in our communities; and, WHEREAS, the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners hav...
Sponsors: RICHARD R. BOYKIN
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

PARENTING TO PREVENT VIOLENCE PROGRAM

WHEREAS, violence has impacted and continues to impact the lives of too many citizens of Cook County; and,

WHEREAS, violence has proven tremendously costly to Cook County government in the administration of its hospitals, courts and jails; and,

WHEREAS, the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners affirm their moral obligation to reduce the escalating trend of neighborhood violence in Cook County; and,

WHEREAS, the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners wish to send a strong public message that violence is both unacceptable and preventable; and,

WHEREAS, the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners wish to bolster this strong public message of zero tolerance for violence by strategically investing County resources in programs that attack the root cause of violence in our communities; and,

WHEREAS, the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners have already shown themselves to be forward-thinking and pro-active in the establishment of the Justice Advisory Council and its Violence Prevention, Intervention and Reduction Programs; and,

WHEREAS, research clearly demonstrates that the more children are exposed to violence in their homes, the greater the risk that those children will demonstrate aggressive and violent behaviors in later in life; and,

WHEREAS, according to the World Health Organization, parent and family based interventions are among the most promising strategies for producing long-term reduction in youth violence;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 2-Administration, Article VI-Boards, Commissions and Committees, Division 4-Cook County Violence Prevention, Intervention and Reduction Advisory Committee, Section 2-527 of the Cook County Code is amended as follows:

Sec. 2-527. - Cook County Violence Prevention, Intervention and Reduction Program...

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