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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Seminar to Promote Multi-Agency Working to Tackle Gang Violence in Hackney


Dear colleagues

City and Hackney Mind in partnership with the Metropolitan Police, East London NHS Foundation Trust, Shian Housing and other agencies is organising a Seminar which will bring together all sectors involved in tackling gang violence in Hackney including :-

The Metropolitan Police, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Probation Service, Victim Support Hackney Council, Health and Social Services, Housing Associations and Tenants Groups, the Voluntary and Community Sector, Black and Minority Ethnic Groups, Faith Communities, Local Schools, Youth and Leisure Services.

The seminar will include a Plenary Session and workshops that will produce Specific Recommendations for Action. The objectives of seminar are as

1.  To promote multi-disciplinary working and co-ordinated approach to tackling gang violence in Hackney.
2.  To identifying gaps in services
3.  To share experiences across sectors and identify and share good practice
4.  To develop innovative early intervention initiatives to reduce young peoples’ susceptibility to gang association and prevent involvement in gangs
5.  To promote community safety and improve the well being of people living in Hackney
6.  To empower local communities and families to address the issue of gangs in their communities.
The seminar will be held on the 25th October 2012, 9.30am-2pm. If you are interested in participating in the seminar please return the attached for by email to Hana Villar at City and Hackney Mind on by 31st August 2012.

With kind regards


Krishna Fernandes Maharaj
Chief Executive
City & Hackney Mind
Tudor Road
E9 7SN
0208 525 2306
0208 985 5871
Gangs in Hackney Seminar flyer.docx

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