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Taking Aciton on Violence – Community Meeting
December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
YOUTH ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE!
On September 6, 2018 the community came together to discuss ways to take action to significantly decrease violence in our community.
During this meeting community members were encouraged to join a table with others and have a real discussion about issues and solutions. Each table had people from various backgrounds including former gang members, victims of various forms of violence, and law enforcement. The top criminal activities that surfaced from these table discussions were Shootings, Burglaries, Drugs, Vehicle Theft, and Domestic Violence (See attached discussion summary).
As we discussed the issues we were sure to also give room to begin forming some consensus on viable solutions that each of us can implement or organizationally collaborate to make an impact. Top solutions stemmed around opportunities to increase community and police involvement/engagement and programs that support youth (mentoring and afterschool programs). We also discovered that communication is real issue in regard to opportunities available.
This second meeting will take the data and conversation gathered in out first meeting and begin to build out a community action plan to reduce violence the remainder of 2018 and into 2019!
We would love for you, your church and/or organization, neighborhood, and any other individuals you know are concerned about violence in our community to attend and be a part of the solution!
If you are aware of a current service that the community could utilize in this effort please email firstname.lastname@example.org and like the Wichita District 1 Facebook Page for more updates.
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