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Coalition Against Violence Presents Findings, Strategies to Address Crime and Violence

The Coalition Against Violence (CAV) and Duquesne University will host an event during which the Coalition will present new findings and strategies to address the crime and violence that plague many Pittsburgh and Allegheny County communities. Updating and expanding Strategy 95, a 1995 document that identified strategies to decrease violence during that time, the CAV’s presentation is adapted to the current circumstances in 2008.

Featured speakers include:

  • Tim Stevens, CAV co-convener, chairman of the Black Political Empowerment Project and past president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the NAACP
  • Valerie S. Dixon, CAV co-convener, community education and outreach coordinator for The Center for Victims of Violence and Crime, and executive director for the Prevent Another Crime Today initiative
  • Dr. Charles J. Dougherty, president, Duquesne University

The CAV is a broad-based, independent coalition of community and religious leaders, police, representatives of education and government, and concerned citizens of Allegheny County. The CAV formed in direct response to a 2007 report that Pennsylvania led the nation in homicide rates among African Americans.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will immediately follow. Call 412.396.5131 or e-mail universityevents@duq.edu to register.

When: Tuesday, July 8, 4:30 p.m., doors open, 5 p.m., event

Where: The Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square

Duquesne University

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