Detainees Work Through Trauma in Jail, Aim for ‘Something Different’

This weekend was yet another violent one in Chicago with 17 people killed and dozens more wounded.

While community leaders work to stem the violence in Chicago neighborhoods, one effort comes from inside the Cook County Jail.

It's a story we first brought you earlier this month about the Sheriff's Anti-Violence Effort, or SAVE. 

As part of that program, 48 young men ages 18 to 24 receive five hours of therapy per day while waiting for their cases to be decided in court. Their participation has no bearing on their cases, but as the young men themselves tell us, they hope it has bearing on their futures.

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Sheriff Tom Dart says he funds this program within his existing budget, by shifting funding away from programming he felt wasn't working and asking existing staff to add this to their duties.


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