Items tagged: community violence

Champaign Coalition in Partnership with WCIA-TV Hosts Victory Over Violence Town Hall

The Champaign County Community Coalition, in partnership with WCIA-TV, hosted a special Community Coalition meeting and Victory Over Violence Town Hall on October 13, 2021. WCIA Anchor Jennifer Roscoe moderated the Victory Over Violence panel discussion featuring these panelists: · Sheriff Dustin Heuerman, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office · James “Tygar” Corbin, First Followers (Provider of […]


Champaign Coalition’s CVRT Hosts “Healing Communities” Open House

On Monday, September 20th, the Champaign County Community Coalition’s Community Violence Response Task Force hosted a “Healing Communities” open house at the American Legion for community members interested in assisting in efforts to address community violence. Community Relations Specialist Mary Catherine Roberson facilitated the event with Karen Simms of CU Trauma and Resilience Initiative (CU […]


Community Coalition Holds Virtual Meeting

On September 8th the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted its monthly virtual meeting. Representatives from the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, the University of Illinois and Parkland College shared updates with the community, with a particular focus on recent community gun violence. Tracy Parsons gave updates regarding the Race Relations […]


Echo Staff Member Attends Rantoul’s Task Force Meeting

Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist for the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights, attended Rantoul’s Task Force meeting on Saturday, May 22. Community members shared their safety concerns and discussed a plan of action to address rising community violence.