Developing Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration for Chicago Youth!

The Chicago ATI Collaborative is a partnership between community and system stakeholders in Chicago to develop community-based alternatives to youth incarceration. Convened by CCFY, our collaborative envisions a world in which incarceration is no longer a primary response to children who run afoul of the law. Recognizing that overreliance on the juvenile justice system is harmful, ineffective, and costly, the collaborative aims to reduce reliance on incarceration and build community capacity to serve youth.

The Chicago ATI collaborative will connect youth in Roseland who are diverted from arrest or have justice involvement to neighborhood-level support through restorative justice programming, positive youth development programs, transformative mentoring and family engagement.

Members include individuals from:

  • The United Methodist Church
  • Community Justice for Youth Institute (CYJI)
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Chicago Police Department
  • Chicago Mayor’s Commission for a Safer Chicago