Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Task Force Meeting Will Address Trauma from Neighborhood Violence

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 3:46 PM

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The next Crime Prevention and Intervention Task Force meeting will be held on April 5, in City Hall at 4:00 p.m., in room 501.

The meeting, which will be hosted by Memphis City Councilwoman Jamita E. Swearengen, will feature the American Psychiatric Association's president-elect and local professor of psychiatry, Altha Stewart.

Stewart is expected to address the task force about the lasting effects of trauma in communities regularly exposed to violent crimes.

The task force was assembled to create preventative measures against violent crime, which disproportionately plagues low-income neighborhoods already suffering from poverty and a lack of employment access.

In past meetings, representatives from Shelby County Schools, Memphis Police Department, and local clergy have shown up to collaborate on crime prevention efforts.

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