Mayor Bill Finch and Governor Dannel Malloy’s Undersecretary for Criminal Justice Michael Lawlor, working together with state and federal law enforcement representatives, hosted a public forum at Kolbe Cathedral High School.

The forum brought together representatives from nonprofits, health care providers, education, after school providers, clergy, business community, neighborhood representatives, community members and those whose lives have been touched by violence.

The meeting in its entirety  can be viewed here:

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This is the first of two to strategize solutions to the recent uptick in gun violence in the City. A second forum will be held on June 26 at 6 p.m at Housatonic Community College.

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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