FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 13, 2017
The Violence Free Kansas City Committee (VFKCC) is urging community members to participate in the Violence Free KC Community Survey to help develop the first KC Youth and Family Violence Prevention Plan.
“Community input is an essential part of this process, and VFKCC would like for the community to share thoughts about issues impacting the safety of their neighborhoods,” said Dr. Luis Cordoba, Chief Officer, Division of Student Support Services, KC Public Schools and co-chair of VFKCC. “Making our communities safe and healthy places of connection requires the work and contribution of every one of us.”
The survey is available online and also through a QR Code. Major focus areas of the four question survey include:
- Factors that contribute to community-level trauma and violence in Kansas City
- Factors than can ensure safety, well-being, and help prevent violence from happening
- Actions that could make an immediate impact on the safety of the community
“The best solutions will come from listening to the experiences and ideas of residents, so I very much hope people will participate in the survey. The results will directly shape the priorities included in the plan,” said Lisa Parks, Associate Program Director of Prevention Institute. The Kansas City Youth and Family Violence Prevention Plan builds on work done by the VFKCC and Prevention Institute with the goal of reducing incidents of violence affecting children, youth and families through a public health approach shown to reduce violence in communities across the country. The plan is being facilitated by the KCMO Health Department with support from Prevention Institute. The final plan is expected to be released in 2018.
This survey is confidential. For additional information about the survey or opportunities for involvement with the Violence Free KC Committee, please contact Cynthia Jaramillo Carlson, Special Projects Coordinator, at 816-513-6254 or by email.