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Milwaukee Community Safety & Violence Intervention Leader Selected to Teach at New University of Chicago Leadership Academy

Milwaukee, Sept. 11, 2023 – Reggie Moore, Director of Community Safety Policy and Community Engagement at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Comprehensive Injury Center, was selected to facilitate two courses at the inaugural Community Violence Intervention (CVI) Leadership Academy, which is housed at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and is led by Dr. Chico Tillmon.

Director Moore will instruct on effective communication for CVI leaders and utilizing data to inform violence prevention efforts. The first course takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 12, with the second session happening in October.

“Milwaukee was one of the first cities to declare gun violence a public health issue. Serving as an instructor for this first ever Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy is a unique opportunity to support the powerful work of CVI leaders across the country. As the home of 414 LIFE, data is a key driver of our work at the Comprehensive Injury Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin. I look forward to sharing tools that CVI leaders can use to inform their violence prevention strategies in real-time,” said Moore.

The academy comes at a pivotal time as significant federal and philanthropic resources are being invested in CVI programs to address the historic increases in gun violence since the COVID-19 pandemic.

This first-of-its-kind academy was developed by veteran CVI leaders from across the U.S. and is designed to provide a critical pipeline for leadership development for CVI managers and practitioners. Over the next six months, participants – chosen from a nationwide pool of applicants – will engage in a series of immersive courses and site visits in Chicago, New York, and Oakland. Drawing on the expertise of leaders and lessons learned through evidence-based CVI programs from around the country, the CVI Leadership Academy will help prepare the next generation of CVI leaders on issues like staff management and retention, data use, program administration, and innovation.

Chico Tillmon, PhD, (left) and Reggie Moore (right)
Chico Tillmon, PhD, (left) Director of the Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy at the University of Chicago, with Reggie Moore (right), Director of Community Safety Policy and Community Engagement at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Comprehensive Injury Center.

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