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Chain Reaction: Alternatives to calling police

Police violence against people of color, especially black youth, is dividing and destroying communities across the United States. Chain Reaction is a participatory research and popular education project with the goal of supporting conversations about alternatives to calling police on young people.

Volunteers with Project NIA collected stories from youth in Chicago in 2011-2013 and created curriculum about what happens when you call police and how communities can reduce police engagement. 

Listen to our audio or watch our videos of youth in Chicago telling their own stories about policing,  check out our growing toolkit of other resources, or listen to our audio FAQS. Want to create a project like Chain Reaction? Read how we did it.