New group combatting gun violence in Champaign County
A new group has emerged in the fight against gun violence in Champaign County.
The Champaign County African-American Safety Net has been working since last month to call for an end to the gunfire and to provide opportunities and support for young people that will steer them away from trouble.
Jonte' Rollins is the Social Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Access Initiative of Champaign County and a Co-coordinator of the new Safety Net group. She said the group is hoping that the words of respected community leaders will sink in with the young people who are committing the gun crimes.
Rollins also said that this new group is designed to work with and not against other local groups with a similar goal, such as the Champaign Community Coalition and the Champaign Community and Police Partnership.
It you want to get involved with the Champaign County African-American Safety Net, click here.