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The Mission of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) is to empower and maintain Logan Square as a diverse, safe and affordable community in which to live and work, learn and grow, we commit to engage, educate and organize residents and stakeholders to prevent youth alcohol and drug use, increase school safety, and increase participation in crime prevention strategies through a restorative justice framework.

Did You Know?

LSNA nurtures a community culture that actively discourages the use of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) amongst youth.  Our strategy includes the following:

  • Undertake a youth-led communications campaign.
  • With stakeholders, create a strategic prevention framework, using data from the Illinois Youth Survey and other relevant sources.
  • Provide alcohol, tobacco and other drug education for youth and parents.

LSNA increases safety within schools and on school grounds by:

  • Promoting restorative justice as a framework for discipline within the schools.
  • Encouraging and facilitating dialogue with police officers, youth and school administration regarding improved safety on school grounds.
  • Promoting best-practice gang prevention and intervention programs within the schools. 

 LSNA increases participation in crime prevention strategies by:

  • Reinitiating the Logan Square Safety Committee.
  • Educating and informing residents of their rights and processes regarding crime prevention.

LSNA promotes principles of restorative justice by:

  • Informing and educating community stakeholders on the principles of restorative justice.
  • Using appropriate restorative justice practices, such as peace circles in various community settings.

Partners in Safety  

Schools:                                                                Organizational:                                                           

  • Ames Middle School                                     ·  14th District Faith-Based Collaborative
  • Avondale  School                                          ·  Advocate Illinois Masonic Behavioral Health
  • Chase  School                                                 ·  ALSO
  • Darwin  School                                              ·  BUILD
  • Funston  School                                             ·  CAPS
  • Kelvyn Park High School                            ·  Chicago Police Department 14th and 25th Districts
  • Logandale Middle                                         ·  Logan Square Boys & Girls Club
  • Monroe  School                                             ·  Logan Square Safety Committee
  • Mozart  School                                              ·  PrimeCare
  • Nixon School                                                 ·  McCormick Tribune YMCA
  • Pritzker College Prep                                  ·  YMCA—Street Intervention Program

For more information or to get involved  please contact Rosita De La Rosa at (773) 384-4370 x10 or

14th Police District – Shakespeare
Commander Linda Flores

2150 North California Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

25th Police District – Grand Central
Commander Carlos Velez

5555 West Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60639  

Establish a Phone Tree

A phone tree can provide a means for neighbors to first call 911 to request the police when a crime occurs and then to communicate among themselves. A phone tree lists residents according to their address and can be a rapid communication and reporting system for the block. 

Become a Court Advocate    

Often criminals go free because victims and witnesses are afraid to go to court. By volunteering with your Police Districts court advocacy group, you can provide vital support to victims and witnesses. Attending court or administrative hearing proceedings also show judges that the community is concerned about an issue and visibility demonstrates the impact crime has on you and your neighbors.  

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