City Hosts Community Meeting in Response to Shooting in the Prairie St. Neighborhood

On August 9, 2022, staff from the Community Safety and Justice Division (Equity and Engagement Department) hosted a community meeting at the Springer Cultural Center in response to a recent shooting in the Prairie St. neighborhood. Residents were informed of Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint resources to help address issues and find solutions to acts of community violence. Staff met with neighborhood residents to show care and support to those who may not know what to do or where to go for assistance. Staff responds to gun-related events to engage with Champaign residents and link families to resources in an effort to reduce violence in Champaign. Also in attendance were the City’s Neighborhood Ambassadors (Neighborhood Services Department) and representatives from Trauma and Resilience Initiative (TRI).