The City Council recently formed a Community Task Force to develop a Comprehensive Plan to End Youth Violence. The purpose is to: 1) protect the community’s youth and provide them the best opportunity possible for a good, successful and long life; 2) provide a community where all people feel and are safe; and 3) remove the obstacles that violence creates to providing a high quality of life, such as barriers to attracting businesses and jobs, teachers, doctors, and other factors important to improve the quality of life in the community.
The Task Force included 23 people, representing a broad range of stakeholders in the community. They held seven meetings and recently completed the draft plan, which was presented to and approved by the City Council at their January 24th meeting. The draft plan includes five components, each with specific recommendations and strategies. The five components include prevention, intervention, enforcement, re-entry and public outreach.
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