The meeting was put together by Sonya Arrington of Mothers Against Teen Violence.
Community members were asked to write down their suggestions for how to reduce violence in the city and then those ideas were discussed.
Some of those ideas were to increase the number of after school programs, create tougher enforcement of curfew, walk throughout the city to really learn the status of our neighborhoods, and get more involved as parents.
Several leaders from within the community who attended said it was extremely important to attend this meeting and brainstorm ideas for the sake of bettering the community.
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