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Sheriff’s Anti-Violence Effort – SAVE
For approximately five hours a day, five days a week, mental health professionals provide group and individual cognitive behavioral therapy for individuals in custody, who range from 18-to-24 years old and come from Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods.
Participation is voluntary.
The curriculum focuses on conflict resolution, anger management, anti-violence, and therapy to end a violent cycle and prevent recidivism.
Social workers are available to help individuals post-release to secure stable housing and employment.
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