mayor's task force on community violence

Arts and Culture
8:11 am
Mon June 16, 2014

City task force seeks to help Highsteppers community drill team

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Members of the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Violence have plans to help a local youth drill team find a home. During the most recent meeting of the task force in Columbia, co-chair and Second Ward councilmember Michael Trapp pushed to make helping the Highsteppers the force’s third formal recommendation.

The Highsteppers lost their former rehearsal space at Hickman High School in Columbia after neighbors complained about the noise. The drill team has been “homeless,” according to task force member Pam Hardin, ever since.

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Crime
8:58 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Columbia task force on community violence seeks public input

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Members of the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Violence will help a local drill team find a home. During last night’s meeting at City Hall in Columbia, task force co-chair and Second Ward councilman Michael Trapp pushed to make helping the Highsteppers the force’s third formal recommendation.

The Highsteppers lost their former rehearsal space at Hickman High School in Columbia after neighbors complained about the noise. The drill team has been “homeless,” according to task force member Pam Hardin, ever since.

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Education
8:42 am
Thu December 5, 2013

CPS officials discuss truancy with community violence task force

Credit Rachel Rice / KBIA

Columbia Public Schools is working to improve class attendance rates.

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Crime
5:49 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Columbia task force on violence develops panel of people involved in violent crimes

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In Columbia, the mayor’s Task Force on Community Violence met for the fourth time on Thursday to discuss measures for city crime prevention.

A survey to gauge at-risk youth in Columbia was discussed in new business, with the hopes of gaining an understanding into how the task force can implement purposeful and helpful activities to take Columbia youth away from a path toward violent crime.

“We are not looking for scientific validity [with the survey], but cross-checking our own ideas and seeing what we have to work with,” Second Ward Council member Michael Trapp said.

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Crime
9:12 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Lack of mentors, 'no-snitch' culture contribute to violence in Columbia, say police, community

Angela Pearson KBIA

The Columbia Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence convened Wednesday evening to investigate community violence with help from the Columbia Police Department. 

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