Save Lives Now! Anti-Violence Advisory Council Convenes May 23

The Advisory Council is the next step in an initiative to reduce homicides and shootings in the St. Louis region by 20% in 3 years.

May 22, 2024 | 2 min reading time

The first meeting of a new Save Lives Now! Advisory Council will be held on Thursday, May 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Florissant Valley Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 195 S. New Florissant Rd, Florissant, MO 63031. The meeting is open to the public.

The Save Lives Now! Advisory Council will be chaired by St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones and St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page, and includes members representing law enforcement, community service providers, government leaders, community stakeholders, and residents. The council will meet at least quarterly.

The introductory meeting of this Advisory Council marks the next step in the formation of a regional initiative to address high rates of violent crime in parts of St. Louis City and St. Louis and St. Clair counties. The initiative, called Save Lives Now! (SLN), aims to reduce shootings and homicides by 20% in three years with the coordinated use of focused deterrence, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and services, and street outreach tactics. These anti-violence tactics have worked in other metropolitan regions such as Chicago, Kansas City, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

The May 23 Advisory Council meeting will include a presentation detailing the above strategies, ongoing coordination and progress of the SLN plan, an updated statistical review of street violence and homicides in the region, and information about the overall scope and function of the Advisory Council.

For more information:

  • Contact Information:
    Conner Kerrigan
    Director of Communications
    Office Phone: (314) 622-3201
  • Department:
    Office of the Mayor
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