Mayor Jenny A. Durkan joined King County Executive Dow Constantine and city and community leaders to announce new City of Seattle investments in community-led safety efforts to help address the rise in gun violence.
In general, services and strategies include:
The investment builds on Mayor Durkan’s announcement of $10.4 million to support 33 community organizations focused on BIPOC safety. Programs will cover a range of services and upstream investments including violence prevention and restorative justice.
HSD and the review committee recommended funding activities with the following organizations:
|Academy for Creating Excellence||Creative Justice||Oromia Community Center in Washington|
|African Community Housing & Development||East African Community Services||PlusPositively LLC|
|Africatown Community Land Trust||Empowering Youth and Families Outreach||POCAAN (People of Color Against AIDS Network)|
|Alphabet Alliance of Color||Evergreen Treatment Services REACH||Public Defender Association Collective Justice|
|API Chaya||Fathers and Sons Together||Rainier Beach Action Coalition|
|Arms Around You||Freedom Project||Seattle Neighborhood Group|
|Black Star Line||Fresh Start||Sexual Violence Law Center|
|Chief Seattle Club||King County Equity Now||Somali Family Safety Task Force|
|CHOOSE 180_Community Leaders Roundtable of Seattle||Korean Community Service Center||Surge Reproductive Justice|
|Community Passageways||Mother Nation||The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse|
|Consejo Counseling and Referral Services||Multi-Communities||WA Therapy Fund Foundation|
Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City of Seattle
Sommer Kleweno-Walley, Interim CEO, Harborview Medical Center
Dow Constantine, King County Executive
Adrian Diaz, Seattle Police Chief
Dr. Frederick Rivara, MD, MPH, Harborview Injury and Prevention Research Center
Derrick Wheeler-Smith, Director, Zero Youth Detention
Dominique Davis, CEO, Community Passageways
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