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The Benjamin Hook Public Library

3030 Poplar Avenue

Memphis, TN 38105

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Over the past 15 years, numerous cities across the country have successfully reduced relatively high rates of gang and youth gun violence through a strategy that brings together – and assigns specific roles to – criminal justice agencies, organizations that provide employment training and placement, social service agencies, community and faith leaders, and gang outreach programs.

This strategy, based upon extensive research and experience, has evolved from a primary focus on deterring serious gang and youth gun violence, to a comprehensive approach that combines deterrence with workforce training, employment, and other services.

On March 14, 2016 Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County entered into a collaborative agreement with the Tennessee Department of Correction (Community Supervision), U.S. Attorney’s Office and Memphis Police Department (Project Safe Neighborhood), creating the Juvenile Ceasefire Gun Safety Program.

Learn more about this strategy for reducing gang and youth gun violence and the progress being made in Shelby County.

OUR PRESENTERS:

Martha Rogers, Manager/Creator/Organizer, Juvenile Court Gun Ceasefire Program

U.S Attorney David Biggers

Detective Brandon Champagne, Memphis Police Department

Briggitte Rodgers, Juvenile Court Gun Ceasefire Program Counselor

Gary Cummings, Juvenile Court Director of Court Services



Please join us at the Benjamin Hooks Library for this Lunch and Learn.

***This event is BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch). Beverages will be provided.

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