If you have any questions about this event or would like to learn more about the Brownsville Anti-Violence Project, please email BAVPevents@gmail.com or call 347-404-9589.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Brownsville Anti-Violence Project Community Stakeholder Luncheon this Friday!
This Friday, March 8th at 2:30 the Brownsville Community Justice Center will convene a luncheon of community leaders and stakeholders as a part of it's newest initiative, the Brownsville Anti-Violence Project (BAVP). The Anti-Violence Project takes a three-pronged approach to improving public safety and local perceptions of justice in Brownsville: 1) monthly offender "call-in" forums, 2) a public education campaign promoting non-violence and cooperation with law enforcement, and 3) a range of community benefit projects. Violent crime is too often a part of Brownsville's narrative and reality. Anyone reading the statistics would agree that violent crime is an issue that cannot be ignored. The Center for Court Innovation's 2010 community-wide survey found that more than 70% of Brownsville residents and merchants cite gangs and guns as a "major problem" in the neighborhood. Because of this, the BAVP campaign will engage stakeholders from every sector of the community, from the churches and mosques, to business owners and youth leaders, to tenant associations and recreation managers, to police and public officials. Friday will be the first step toward building partnerships with this shared mission and building our collective capacity to make Brownsville a safer community for everyone.