VSOC taps into the experiences of our nation's finest, while allowing them to continue to serve. Veterans are the demographic that meet at almost every intersection, and we come from a hierarchy that doesn't view race, color, religion, sex or creed, as a variable for helping.
By incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach, VSOC will address several underlying conditions that lead to gun violence and trauma. VSOC provides a holistic mentoring program that gives alternatives to at-risk youth and lowers their chance of recidivism.
VSOC will partner with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, the Cook County judicial system, institutions of higher-learning, employers, faith-based organizations, local and state politicians, U.S. military service members and veterans, governmental agencies, and other nonprofit organizations.
Veterans who are pursuing their educational and career goals are ideal to join VSOC. We welcome all educational focus areas (medical, law, social work, business, trades, education, etc.), professions, and branches of the armed forces to join. Non military-affiliated persons are also encouraged to join.
VSOC's team of professionals bring real-world experience to a situation that requires a holistic approach. Our approach is to prevent gun violence and trauma by educating on the physical, psychological, emotional, and socioeconomic aftermath of gun violence and trauma.
Community policing is more than patrolling and arrest. It takes a cohesive effort of community and law enforcement to keep our streets safe. VSOC aims to create spaces and dialogue where community and police come together to combat violence and save lives - together.
Reading and financial literacy are fundamental elements for success and prosperity. Our team of professionals provide mentoring and trainings that help youth to unlock learning, pursue knowledge, and build academic and financial awareness.
Our dedicated team of professionals are committed to delivering a holistic approach for your physical, cognitive and emotional needs.
Being prepared for a career is more than showing up and interviewing. It takes time, preparation, and support to achieve your career goals. Our team of multi-disciplined professionals are here to advise, coach, and prepare you to reach your goals.
VSOC aims to assist at-risk youth with transitioning into, through and out of high school, pursuing postsecondary opportunities, and reaching adulthood with confidence and purpose.