Media Coverage
NPR Hidden Brain
September 20, 2022

In NPR's Hidden Brain podcast, Chris Blattman and Sara Heller explain what evidence can tell us about a more holistic response to crime reduction; by providing much-needed resources to those at risk of committing violence. Heller discusses her research on an experimental program aiming to reduce Chicago's murder rate by providing high-risk men with job training and therapy on de-escalating and avoiding violence. Blattman shares findings from an IPA study in Liberia that helped inform the Chicago program, evaluating the impacts of providing cognitive behavioral therapy and cash grants.