CHICAGO – Chaired by state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, the bipartisan House Public Safety and Violence Prevention Task Force will convene Thursday morning to discuss the intersection of trauma, structural racism and mental health in Illinois youth.

The hearing will be conducted in-person at the Bilandic Building and virtually on Zoom. A livestream will be available Organizations that are expected to be represented include:

  • Lurie Children’s Center for Childhood Resilience,
  • Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative, Health and Medicine Policy Research Group,
  • Illinois Children’s Mental Health Transformation,
  • Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC),
  • Stone Community Development Corporation,
  • Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership,
  • Healing Through Justice Initiative Youth Leaders,
  • Under the Rainbow, Sinai Hospital,
  • Chicago Parks Foundation,
  • GRO Community,
  • Chicago Park District, and
  • Girl Scouts

Rep. La Shawn FordRep. La Shawn Ford

8th District

Springfield Office:
239-E Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
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Chicago Office:
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Chicago, IL 60651
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