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As Chicago once again faces a historic increase in violence, a reporter seeks to understand how... more »
posted 12/29/20

Lakeidra Chavis's Work

We investigated long-term, systemic shortcomings in the Illinois program. Here are some tips to help you do similar reporting in other parts of the country.
Less than 40% of applicants are compensated, but many more never apply in the first place.
The state's Crime Victim Compensation Program reimburses victims of violent crime for costs related to injury and loss.