Happy Summer, East Precinct Neighbors!
Several of you have had expressed interest in regard to the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative. As you may know, $7.8 million dollars has been approved to provide opportunities, resources and supports for vulnerable youth to move toward positive activities and reduce violent crime.
With strict accountability standards, the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative’s success will be measured by “whether neighborhoods and schools are safer, and whether individual lives are transformed as measured by indicators, such as school performance and recidivism.”
Our next EPCPC meeting will focus specifically on this initiative. Our special guests will be Doug Carey, City of Seattle Department of Finance, Mariko Lockhart, Director. Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, and Jamila Taylor, the Urban League’s Youth Violence Prevention Initiative
I am strongly encouraging you to attend to ask questions and provide suggestions for this initiative. This is a community driven effort and, although standards and focuses were identified at earlier community based sessions, I believe your continuing input is important.
As always we will be addressing community concerns, please keep in mind that there may be media representatives present. If you re uncomfortable speaking, forms will be provided for you to record your concerns confidentially.
East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition
Thursday, May 28, 6:30 PM
Seattle Vocational Institute
2101 South Jackson Street
Remember: you can park in the back on the north side of the building, even though there are ‘no parking’ signs.
I’ll see you all there!
With best regards,
Stephanie Tschida, Chair