Mission: The Chicago Prevention Alliance will create, promote and facilitate the implementation and institutionalization of a diverse array of primary prevention strategies to put an end to sexual harm against or by children and youth.

Goal: The Chicago Prevention Alliance will combine expertise, resources and energy in order to make the City of Chicago a national leader in the primary prevention of sexual harm involving children and youth.

Core Beliefs: 

  • The Chicago Prevention Alliance believes in using research, evaluation and data to inform primary prevention strategies. 
  • CPA seeks to utilize complementary and diverse skill sets already embodied within its member organizations, and will partner with local schools, youth-serving organizations, advocates and political entities charged with ensuring safe and equitable education and programming for children and youth. 
  • CPA will seek to engage youth and survivor feedback directly to inform our prevention strategies. 
  • CPA will use its collective voice to amplify our individual advocacy efforts, and will seek to create innovative and effective primary prevention strategies collectively that can be scaled to a larger audience. 
  • The work of CPA is not a replacement of the individual services provided by its members, but an enrichment and complement.

For more information about Chicago Prevention Alliance, please contact Jan Waters

CPA Members (steering members have a * by their name):

A Long Walk Home
Apna Ghar
Between Friends Chicago – Teen Dating Violence Prevention
Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) *
Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center
Chicago Women’s Health Center
Childhood Fractured
Communities In Schools of Chicago
Howard Brown Health Center – In Power: The Sexual Harm Response Program
Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health
Imagination Theater *
JCFS Chicago – Response for Teens
KIDS HAVE HOPE
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, The Potocsnak Family Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Sexuality Education Program
Mujeres Latinas en Accion *
Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
Resilience *
Sarah’s Inn
Selah Freedom
Youth Outreach Services
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago *

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