The CORNERS research process begins with deep engagement and relationship-building with our community and civic partners. Together, we identify those questions that are most important to our partners and develop ways to answer them. We then collect all kinds of data about cities, communities, and residents to understand neighborhood patterns.
Next, our research team analyzes data and applies network science to understand how social relationships shape neighborhoods and communities. Our collaborative, hands-on approach involves ongoing engagement with our partners to ensure our analyses and interpretations make sense. Co developed analytical tools can be used on the ground to help build their capacity and enhance their work.
Finally, community and civic organizations use our research to further improve the health and safety of neighborhoods. Our findings help practitioners enhance the effectiveness of their programs and civic leaders can use our evidence to develop more equitable policies.
The Corners Process
Here’s how it works
Corners report concludes, preliminarily, that CP4P - Chicago’s collaboration of outreach and victim services organizations - successfully locates those people at highest risk of being victims of gun violence, potentially increases positive outcomes such as more education and employment, and potentially reduces the rise of involvement in gun violence.