Anti-violence task force wants citizen input

File photo. Citizens Task Force on Justice.

File photo. Citizens Task Force on Justice.

People with suggestions on how to reduce homicides and violence can make them to an anti-violence task force.

The first of a series of listening sessions will be Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Leon M. Jordan Police Campus, 2640 Prospect Ave.

The 19-member task force that includes officials, experts and others is studying the issue and is to put out a report this fall.

The listening sessions will augment regular monthly task force meetings on the second Tuesday of each month.

“Additional listening sessions will be scheduled throughout the city over the next few months so we can also provide multiple opportunities to listen to the public and maximize citizen input…” said 4th District Councilwoman Jolie Justus, task force chair.

People are asked to limit their comments to five minutes.

From a city media release:

“Persons wishing to speak at the listening sessions are invited to register beforehand in any of several ways:

  • Send an email to
  • Mail correspondence to Councilwoman Jolie Justus, City Hall, 22nd Floor, 414 E. 12th St., Kansas City, MO 64106.
  • Attend the meeting and register to speak upon arrival.”

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