Items tagged: Justice Victim Advocate

Community Engagement with Justice Victim Advocates

Community Engagement with Justice Victim Advocates On Friday, October 7, Justice Victim Advocate (JVA) Jarrel Young of the City’s Equity and Engagement Department (E&E) facilitated a hip hop workshop at Booker T. Washington STEM Academy’s Fab Friday program. Fab Fridays is a weekly program where students spend half the day with visitors from various outside […]

Justice Victim Advocates Canvass Neighborhoods in Response to Shooting Incident 

Justice Victim Advocates Jarrel Young and Eric Toga (Equity and Engagement Department) canvassed Heritage Rd., Clayton Blvd., and Pomona Dr. in Champaign for a Community Gun Violence Response Meeting scheduled for September 15th at 6:00 p.m. at Parkland College. The meeting is in response to a recent shooting incident in the neighborhood. Door-to-door canvassing helps […]

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 […]

Community Engagement Takes Center Stage

On August 21st, Justice Victim Advocate, Jarrel Young (E & E Dept.) performed a medley of songs, including the Illini Anthem, for students at the University of Illinois during the Quad Day Festival. Quad Day is the final event for Welcome Week with other festivities including Illini Union Late Nighter, Illinois Sights & Sounds, and many […]

Equity and Engagement Takes to the Field

August 18th, 2022, Charles Young, Justice Victim Advocate (E&E), performed the Illini Anthem in front of a packed crowd of incoming students for UIUC’s Sights & Sounds event. This is a premier student engagement opportunity that hosts freshmen and transfer students under the bright lights of Memorial Stadium. The Illini Anthem is officially a new […]