Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito To Launch Harlem Cure Violence Initiative

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoOn Monday, September 26, join City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Eric Cumberbatch of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and reentry organization Getting Out and Staying Out for the community launch of the Stand Against Violence East Harlem (S.A.V.E) Cure Violence Site.

Come out to earn about S.A.V.E. “violence interrupters,” formerly high-risk youth who intervene in the East Harlem community to mediate conflicts, deter gun violence and to inspire other high-risk young people to take pride in their future and make positive changes, and S.A.V.E. outreach workers, including parents of young people lost to gun violence, who engage high-risk youth to raise awareness about the S.A.V.E. program and ways to get help.

S.A.V.E steers high-risk young people to its partners for job-readiness, educational/vocational and mental health services in order to reduce gun violence and the chance of incarceration in East Harlem.

The press conference will be followed by music, snacks and an open house during which members of the community will be able to explore the resources S.A.V.E Cure Violence provides.

Press conference at 11:30AM, followed by an Open House, food and music

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City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, President of GOSO Mark L. Goldsmith and S.A.V.E Cure Violence Director Chris Foye

Monday, September 26, 2016, from 11:30 AM-3:00 PM.

91 E 116th Street (between Madison & Park Avenue)

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