City Staff Present Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint at Social Science Club
On February 15, Deputy City Manager Joan Walls and Equity and Engagement Director/Chief Equity Officer Rachel Joy presented information on the Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint during a meeting of the Social Science Club of Champaign and Urbana. The presentation was part of the Club’s 135th year of events. The presentation provided an overview and […]
Community Safety and Justice Meeting
On November 21st, staff from the Community Safety and Justice Division (Equity & Engagement) hosted a community meeting at The Champaign Public Library in response to recent shooting incidents in the Champaign area. Residents were informed about the Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint resources to help address these issues and find solutions to acts of […]
City Funds On-Site Programming for Area Youth
On October 18, 2022, the City Council approved an agreement with Stephen’s Family YMCA for onsite “Y on the Fly” youth programming in the Countrybrook and Champaign Park Apartments neighborhood. This is part of the City’s Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint initiative to improve community safety. This space will also be available for Blueprint and […]
City Hosts Community Violence Response Meeting with Eisner Park Residents
On July 9, 2022, community members and City staff came together for a Community Violence Response Meeting at the Hays Recreation Center. CU Trauma and Resilience Initiative provided mental support, resources, and attendees received information about the Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint and the Neighborhood Ambassadors Program.