City To Host Violence Prevention Workshop for Regional Leaders Next Week

A California Cities Violence Prevention Network workshop for regional leaders is scheduled to take place in Long Beach next Thursday as part of the city’s efforts to collaborate and share ideas for reducing crime and achieving safe and healthy neighborhoods, city officials announced in a press release.

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“Long Beach is honored to host leaders from across Southern California to join in this important discussion,” Mayor Robert Garcia stated in a release. “Ensuring the safety of our families and neighborhoods and reducing crime is a shared responsibility that requires strong cities working together.”

Those expected to attend include city officials and leaders in law enforcement, education, faith, and community-based organizations.

Representatives from the cities of Salinas, San Jose, and Santa Rosa—which are part of the CCVPN—are also scheduled to attend.

The event—part of the city’s Safe Long Beach effort—is scheduled for Thursday, October 8, at 8:30AM at the Long Beach Public Library, located at 101 Pacific Avenue.

Discussions will feature innovative approaches to preventing crime and highlighting the value of cities developing partnerships to effectively reduce violence, improve community safety, and enhance quality of life, the release stated.

Participants will also get the chance to expand on ideas for enhancing safety in local communities.

According to the release, the CCVPN—comprised of 14 cities in the state—was labeled a White House Signature Initiative for its efforts to build healthy communities and target violence through leadership and comprehensive action plans.

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