• The Safety Net Works is a direct service response initiative that encompasses a preventive and rehabilitative approach to addressing youth violence in Illinois. This program works to engage, cultivate and mobilize youth for leadership as agents of social change. The Safety Net Works coordinates existing state service providers in the Safety Net Works communities, while leveraging resources to youth and community coalitions in the following areas:
    • Develop Community Coalitions
    • Create Networks
    • Capacity Building of Community Based Organizations
    • Cultivate Youth Organizing and Leadership Development
    • Support Community Specific Violence Prevention Strategies
    • Develop Sustainable Solutions
    • Leveraging Existing Resources
    • Public Education