Violence prevention conference underway in Baltimore
Violence Prevention Conference Underway
(Baltimore, MD) -- Violence prevention is taking centerstage as a conference gets underway in Baltimore.
Representatives from dozens of cities are meeting in Baltimore this week for the 9th Annual Cities United meeting.
I am excited to welcome the Cities United Convening to Baltimore, and leaders across the country for an in-depth conversation on what Baltimore is doing to reduce violent crime and save lives. https://t.co/LHOLDZ3YdD— Brandon M. Scott (@MayorBMScott) October 26, 2022
The conference brings together lawmakers from across the country to discuss ways to prevent the ongoing problem of gun violence while working to build safe communities.
#MONSEMoment Director Jackson presents Baltimore’s integrated gun violence prevention and intervention strategy with 75+ cities across the country. Baltimore is helping lead the way. #citiesunited #baltimore pic.twitter.com/tLtSDojuM0— Baltimore MONSE - Neighborhood Safety & Engagement (@BaltimoreMONSE) October 27, 2022
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Shantay Jackson, the director of the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement addressed the representatives on Wednesday afternoon.
The meeting kicked off as Baltimore continues to deal with a rising homicide rate.
Baltimore Police say so far this year there have been 277 homicides compared to 272 this time last year. The conference runs through Friday.
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