Residents in NPU-V Look to Proven Model to Curb Violence

Community members in Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V) — comprised of the Adair Park, Capitol Gateway, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh and Summerhill neighborhoods — are calling for funds to invest in curbing gun violence in the community.

NPU-V’s Community Safety Committee — a volunteer group with representatives from the Casey Foundation, the neighborhoods, local nonprofits, health care providers, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders — are seeking support to implement Cure Violence, a public-health approach to address shootings.

Cure Violence has worked internationally and in major U.S. cities such as Baltimore and Chicago.

“NPU-V residents are strong, resilient and want their neighborhoods to be safe,” says Natallie Keiser, senior associate with Casey’s Atlanta Civic Site. “Cure Violence is a proven model that can give community members the opportunity to be peacemakers and provide pathways out of violence.”

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