Items tagged: Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint

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 Staff Respond to Recent Incidents of Community Gun Violence

On September 7, 2022, staff from the Community Safety and Justice Division (Equity and Engagement) hosted a community meeting at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in response to a series of recent shootings near the Garden Hills neighborhood.  Residents were informed of Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint resources to help address issues and find solutions […]


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 […]


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.


Champaign Police Report 51% Reduction in Shooting Incidents in 2022

The Champaign Police Department is dedicated to promoting public safety, preventing and solving crime, and strengthening community relationships. Through July 11, 2022, Champaign Police reported a 51% reduction in shooting incidents in Champaign compared to the same timeframe last year. During the same period in 2021, there were 145 shooting incidents in Champaign, but so […]


Equity and Engagement Department Guest Presenter at the Neighborhood Leader Meeting

On April 6, 2022, Tracy Parsons from the Equity and Engagement Department presented an overview of the City’s Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint at the Neighborhood Leaders Monthly Meeting. Tracy highlighted key activities of the Community Coalition and the Community Violence Response Team in response to violent incidents, as well outlining root causes of gun […]