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Our 2023 Priorities

1. PUBLIC SAFETY PLAN IMPLEMENTATION

  • Policy & Systems Change Committee

  • 2023 activities include publicizing and prioritizing policy suggestions from previous public safety plans for St. Louis and working toward their implementation, as well as working with the Center for Policing Equity on their plan implementation

 

2. TRAUMA INFORMED CARE/ SAFE SPACES FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

  • Youth Engagement & Safety Committee

  • 2023 activities include launching and publicizing the VPC Youth Safe Spaces Programming grant funding in partnership with the City of St. Louis using ARPA funds and making grants for safe spaces, Recreation Center Late Night Hours and Downtown Youth Zone

3. RESPONSE TO NONFATAL SHOOTING

  • Service Delivery Committee

  • 2023 activities include publicizing the Gun Violence Response Network available services and expanding mental health supports for victims and community residents that have experienced gun violence, and supporting the implementation of Handle with Care

4. SUPPORTING EVIDENCE BASED PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

  • For example, Cardiff Model for Violence Prevention, Youth Advocate Programs

  • Violent Injury Prevention Committee, Youth Engagement & Safety Committee

  • 2023 activities include mapping of hospital and police data on violent assaults, creating neighborhood profiles, staffing Cure Violence Steering Committee, and coordinating social service partners.

 

5. ENGAGING MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS IN VPC'S ACTION PLAN

  • Municipal Engagement Taskforce

  • 2023 activities include identifying and reaching out to municipalities to coordinate violence prevention efforts with the VPC regional action plan

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