NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The co-chairs of Mayor Megan Barry’s youth violence summit are expected to report their findings on Thursday.
Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway, Criminal Court Clerk Howard Gentry and Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods and Community Engagement Director Lonnell Matthews were the co-chairs of the summit.
The report is a culmination of a series of five meetings held across the Nashville area that included input from over 750 students and community members.
“Reducing youth violence through expanded hope and opportunity will take all of our community, working together, to solve the challenges we face,” said Mayor Megan Barry.
“First, it starts with listening to those whose lives are impacted the most by youth violence – Nashville’s teenagers,” she added.
The report will summarize the findings from the meetings and produce a series of recommended actions for the Mayor and city officials to address the problem of youth violence in the community.