De-concentration of poverty to be topic of public discussion Jan. 16
1/10/2020, 6 a.m.
“What does de-concentration of poverty look like? What impact will disbanding neighborhoods of concentrated poverty have on public safety?”
Those and similar questions will be the focus of the second community conversation that three Richmond area commonwealth’s attorneys will lead as part of “Beyond Containment: The Dialogue Series.”
The session, which is open to the public without charge, will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Calhoun Family Investment Center, 436 Calhoun St. in Gilpin Court.
Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Colette W. McEachin, Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon L. Taylor and Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney Stacey T. Davenport will lead the discussion.
The goal is to bring together residents, government officials and others to focus on public safety and the root causes of crime and to consider policies to address the issues.
The series is sponsored by the commonwealth’s attorney’s offices in Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield. The first session took place in September and focused on criminal justice and poverty. Organizers said at least three more sessions are planned.
Details: Imam Shabazz, (804) 646-3547 or Imam.Shabazz@Richmondgov.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.