Expanded Anti Violence Initiative (E.A.V.I)
The Expanded Anti violence Initiative was created as an effective means for addressing the drug and gang problems that plague our communities. The Chicago Police Department and city agencies convene once a month to address problem locations, buildings and tenants. The expected outcome is to prevent crime. Concerned community members attend meetings to share locations in their area that are “problem spots” so the CPD can address them accordingly. Within the 20th ward, the districts thus far that have implemented this system are the 3rd, 7th and 9th District. In July of 2009, The EAVI program was initially launched in Englewood as a pilot program. The overall outcome resulted in 28% drop in public violence. I strongly encourage you to attend and share your concerns, the meeting schedule is as follows:
3rd District Meetings-3rd Thursday of each month at 7001 S. Cottage Grove starting at 11:30 am
7th District Meetings- 4th Tuesday of each month at 1438 W. 63rd Street starting at 11 am
9th District Meetings- 1st Thursday of each month located at 4748 S Marshfield starting at 6 pm
For more information please feel free to reach out to Officer Tovar at 312-745-6210.