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'Better Community Summit' aims to reduce violent crime in Memphis

The next summit is set for Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Neighborhood Christian Centers at 785 Jackson Avenue.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mid-South leaders announced a third “Better Community Summit” is planned this summer, aimed at reducing violent crime in Memphis.

The summit is set for Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Neighborhood Christian Center at 785 Jackson Avenue.

Topics will include domestic violence prevention, gang talk, community conflict resolution, and de-escalation training.

The U.S. Attorney's Office, community leaders, Memphis Police representatives, local pastors and others will be on hand as they work with the public to try to come up with solutions to fight back against crime in the area.

This will be the third “Better Community Summit” held in Memphis. Remaining Summits are planned quarterly in the areas of Whitehaven/Westwood and Hickory Hill/East Memphis.

Credit: U.S. Attorney's Office

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