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Bringing a Folding Chair: Planning for Community Violence Intervention and Prevention

Amy Solomon, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs (OJP); Karhlton F. Moore, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance; Eddie Bocanegra, Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Attorney General, OJP; Rodney Brown, Executive Director/CEO, New Covenant Community Development Corporation; Ainka Jackson, Esq, Executive Director, The Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth & Reconciliation; LeVar Michael, Senior Program Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation; Brenda Palms, President and CEO, North Lawndale Employment Network; Anthony Smith, Executive Director, Cities United; James Timpson, Director for Community Partnership and Safety, Roca Maryland and Roca Impact Institute

During this webinar, a diverse group of multi-disciplinary leaders in the community-based violence intervention (CVI) space spoke about the importance of cross-sector collaborations between trusted partners. These partnerships play an essential role in planning for and building out complementary intervention and prevention efforts that focuses on high-risk individuals and places and the root causes of violence such as inadequate housing, employment, education, mental and physical health care, and other factors that influence quality of life.

This is the first webinar in the Implementing Community Based Violence Intervention Strategies series, a 5-part webinar series which will deliver information on a wide range of issues important to successfully implementing CVI strategies.

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Date Published: September 14, 2022