Chicago Bar Association's New Gun Violence Prevention Initiative

August 01, 2017 12:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Chicago Bar Association recently started a new initiative to help communities in Chicago suffering from pervasive gun violence. On November 3, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the CBA will host “A Call To Action: Communities Suffering From Gun Violence Meet Lawyers Offering Help.”
 
At the meeting, 20 community representatives from various Chicago neighborhoods will meet with lawyers, seeking legal assistance in four specific areas: (1) mental health services; (2) police/community relationships; (3) faith-based community services; and (4) jobs for high-risk men and women.
 
During the meeting, community representatives will speak about the four areas of need. The lawyers in attendance will then have an opportunity to speak to these representatives to better understand their needs and determine how they can help meet those needs.
 
Planning meetings about the initiative will take place on Wednesday, August 23 and 30 at 12:00 p.m. at the Chicago Bar Association building.
 
If you are interested in volunteering your services, please e-mail Terry Murphy (tmurphy@chicagobar.org) and let him know the area you would like to volunteer with.

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