Movement for a Culture of Peace

Information and Intervention

Putting the CDC Report on Wilmington Gun Violence into Action

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MOVEMENT FOR A CULTURE OF PEACE
Saturday, Dec. 3 – 9 to 11 a.m.
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
1301 N. Broom St., Wilmington 19806

2016-12-03_cdc_poster_sm-square_300The Movement for a Culture of Peace (MCP) forum on Saturday, Dec. 3 will focus on implementation of the 2015 report on patterns of violence in Wilmington by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

If you attended MCP’s January 2016 meeting, you learned about this report from DHSS Secretary Rita Landgraf. The CDC recommended formation of a state advisory group to develop highly integrated, coordinated, and individualized services for young people who are identified as being most at risk for becoming perpetrators or vistims of violence.

At the Dec. 3 MCP forum, Secretary Landgraf will review the report’s findings and the work of the Community Advisory Group that she appointed in March.

Landgraf will be joined by Hanifa Shabazz, newly elected Wilmington City Council President, who made the initial request for the CDC study, and two members of the Advisory Group: Dr. Sandra Medinilla, medical director for violence prevention at Christiana Care Health System, and Dorrell Green, assistant superintendent of the Brandywine School District.

Following brief presentations by the panelists about the CDC findings and the work of the Advisory Group, our guests will take questions from the audience.

The CDC report, released in November 2015, looks at gun violence from a public health and social services perspective, not from a law enforcement perspective. The report recommended that Delaware develop the capacity to link and share data between state organizations, connecting data systems to identify potential candidates for intervention services, and provide highly integrated, coordinated, and customized services for high-risk populations.

 

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