UVA Equity Center to facilitate working group on community safety

One of the biggest topics so far this year has been the increase in gun violence including several homicides. Now the area’s three governments are forming a new committee to come up with ideas to help. 

“Facilitated by UVA’s Equity Center and co-chaired by UVA and community representatives, the working group will include representation from the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, UVA, nonprofit organizations, and other groups from across the community,” reads a press release sent out Tuesday

The working group will make recommendations on how public safety organizations can better coordinate, how more programming can be created to give younger people more to do, and how to improve mental and behavioral health.  The report to UVA will go to the President’s Council on UVA-Community Partnerships

That group has several other initiatives currently underway and here are some updates:

There is no work group for the provision of public infrastructure. 

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