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.”
Learn more here: https://www.aecf.org/blog/residents-in-npu-v-look-to-proven-model-to-curb-violence