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VIDEO: DA Larry Krasner, Public Safety Leaders Announce Gun Violence Prevention Collaborative

District Attorney Larry Krasner, Assistant District Attorneys working with Philadelphia Police and building relationships with community members, as well as state and local elected officials, faith and community leaders, announce the Gun Crimes Strategies and Prevention Collaborative to reduce gun violence and ensure people who are the drivers of gun violence are held accountable. This partnership aims to also increase supports for communities including assistance for victims and co-victims of shootings and homicide while also providing resources that will address the root causes of this public health problem. Feature speakers included:

Stanley Crawford, who lost his son to gun violence on Sept. 8, 2018, talks about how homicides have a ripple effect on co-victims & communities — & why an effort like the Gun Violence Prevention Collaborative is key to creating peace in the streets.

Relationships with the community are crucial to an intelligent, modern approach to gun violence, says DA Krasner.

Gun violence, like COVID-19 and racism, is a public health crisis, says PA Rep. Joanna McClinton. Equitable public school funding, mental health assistance, and extracurricular activities are just some of the ways we can help save lives and reduce the cycle of trauma:

Other featured speakers include:

  • Rev. Myra Maxwell, Director, District Attorney’s Office CARES Unit
  • Robert Ivory and Radee Hammett, MANN Up
  • Councilmember Curtis Jones, Jr. (4th District)
  • Councilmember Jamie Gauthier (3rd District)
  • Councilmember Isaiah Thomas (At-Large)
  • Councilmember Kendra Brooks (At-Large)
  • Councilmember Derek Green (At-Large)
  • PA Rep. Morgan Cephas (Phila.)

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