The Moran Center recognizes the importance of cultivating lasting partnerships with other entities within the community.  Currently, our agency is developing new opportunities for collaboration with other legal aid and social service agencies to design and/or deliver effective legal aid programming.

Our recent collaborations include:

  • A  new youth- focused violence-prevention program, Partnership for Peace (P2).  P2 brings together Evanston police officers and teenagers to dispel stereotypes, foster communication and build positive relationships through a series of social and community building activities.
  • The launch of  the City of Evanston Diversion Program, which provides Evanston youth with assistance in completing community service and/or couseling sessions after being cited with minor City ordinance violations.
  • On-going referrals and communication with Evanston-based government, school and social service providers including Evanston Township High School (ETHS), School District 65, the City of Evanston, Y.O.U., the Youth Job Center of Evanston and PEER Services.
  • A dynamic partnership with the Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) whereby C4 counselors and therapists provide community-based mental health services to Moran Center clients and to other qualifying Evanston residents out of the Moran Center offices.
  • A collaboration with the Youth Job Center of Evanston and the City of Evanston to sponsor the Annual Northern Cook County Informational Expungement Expo.  Click here to read more! (2010)
  • Innovative programming at Evanston Township High School to implement the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) program – an alternative to suspension program offered for students with disciplinary matters pending at the high school.
These collaborations allow us to leverage resources and bring high-quality legal and social work programming to the Evanston community.
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