A Block at a Time, Inc. in collaboration with Bridge tha Gap Resource & Outreach, Inc. have assembled a Gun Violence Task Force comprised of representatives from around the city. This is a community led initiative and includes residents, clergy, social worker, and mental health counselors, to name a few.
Please note, communication will be through a Listserv (Google Groups). Documents will be stored in a Google Drive folder. A Google Calendar will also be used to keep track of meetings and timelines. If you do not have a Google account please create one. Please note, it can take up to 48 hours to be added to the Google virtual space.
Task force will focus on the City of Albany. Please note it can take up to 48 hours to be added to the listserve. A welcome email will be sent granting you access to the virtual space.
Expansion outside of the City of is possible but not currently sustainable
This is a community led effort to identify solutions and create an implementation plan. Most of the time these task forces are created by government and made up of the “usual suspects”. We need to think outside the box and find ways to bring the community in to the effort.
Members will discuss options, research how other places are or have handled and work on a holistic plan that isn’t just police enforcement, but a joint effort between stakeholders and resources.