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As the shooting in Sacramento reminds us this week, gun violence is one of the biggest public... more »
posted 04/07/22
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

Shooting survivors face physical and psychological recovery, often with little to no help. Could reallocating resources bring healing?
For every person killed from gun violence in Chicago, five are shot and survive. Those victims — about 30,000 in the last 10 years — are marked for life, and their road to recovery is often one with little to no resources.
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.