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The Illinois state legislature's Public Safety and
Anti-Violence Task Force heard three hours of testimony Thursday about how programs that help youth deal with trauma also make them safer.
Tree Brown, 28, was shot and paralyzed in 2012, and now works as a youth leader with Communities United.
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The six-story building, named Maria Elena Sifuentes, will include 50 apartments aimed at helping neighbors who might have been priced out of the neighborhood otherwise due to gentrification.
The research — presented Monday at Lurie Children’s in the hopes of securing $20 million to foster youth-led strategies on community healing and bettering mental health in Chicago.