The Real Talk Blog is designed for youth, young adults, and families throughout the Cook County area as a way to share thoughts and ideas, while gaining useful information for everyday life.  This website is brought to you by the Cook County Sheriff Youth Services Dept, a violence prevention unit within the Sheriff Department. 

The Youth Services Department works throughout Cook County w/ students from grades K-12, educating them on violence prevention (dating violence, conflict resolution, drug abuse, bullying, internet dangers, etc).  Our goal is a simple one: To create opportunities for those in need, while generating ideas from youth on ways to improve their communities and lives.