mayor's task force on community violence

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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