What can be done to curb gun violence in Central Virginia? The answer might be at this roundtable

Read the WTVR on the Central Virginia gun violence roundtable by clicking here.  


Gun violence happens 'within small social network,' pastor says after spate of shootings

Click here for the CBS 6 story covering our RISC reaction to a weekend with 5 needless shootings, and announcing our Gun Violence Roundtable to be held on October 19.


Richmond faith leaders call on mayor to implement new program to reduce gun violence

Click here to view the CBS 6 story covering our "call" to Mayor Stoney to sit down and meet with us, to learn more about the proven evidence based gun violence intervention program GVI, that has been proven to cut homicides in half.


What a New Federal Eviction Order Means for Virginia Renters

Click here to read the Richmond Times-Dispatch article explaining the new federal order regarding evictions, and what it means for Richmond and other Virginia communities. Toward the end of the article, RISC's Pastor Hodge is quoted and our affordable housing efforts mentioned.


‘Epidemic’ of gun violence prompts call for Virginia to use federal dollars to curb shootings

View the Virginia Mercury article on a coalition letter, asking lawmakers to prioritize what it calls an “ongoing epidemic” of violence by clicking here.


Richmond Police, Firefighters displeased with Mayor's Budget Plan, saying the city is in a crisis

Click here to read the Richmond Times-Dispatch article about the city's Public Hearing on the Budget. While the headline lifts up the police / firefighters, toward the end of this article there is a mention of RISC / what we are asking for. We had close to 200 people in attendance (virtually), and 6 designated speakers at the Public Hearing.


Advocates Hail Executive Actions, but Warn 'Intervention and Prevention' are Key

View the WTVR story covering our reaction to President Biden's executive actions around increased funding for proven, evidence-based gun violence intervention programs.


Richmond civil rights group ask city leaders to address affordable housing, gun violence

Check out the WWBT article on RISC's latest efforts to communicate with city leaders on affordable housing and gun violence by clicking here. 


Two Richmond City Council Members Pledge to Push for More Affordable Housing Funding in City Budget

Click here to read the Richmond Times-Dispatch article covering the commitments made at our Nehemiah Action 2021!


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