Police Officers, Former Inmates Break Bread, Build Bridges

At monthly lunch meetings, former inmates get together with Chicago Police officers to make connections outside of law enforcement situations and try to understand one another better. The Building Bridges, Building Connections initiative fosters honest dialogue through facilitated discussions that touch on all kinds of topics based in individuals' personal experiences. It's not an easy path, but it has continued for four years and many participants say they wish the meetings lasted longer.

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