Youth CAPS (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy)

KOCO facilitated a partnership with the 2nd district police department and the Chicago Park District to create a new monthly community policing meeting within our neighborhood called Youth CAPS. This innovative meeting structure is aimed at reducing crime through creating a venue for youth and police officers to communicate effectively, while creating safe zones within the neighborhood. Due to its successful implementation, KOCO has been invited to replicate this strategy in additional communities in Chicago.