Youth Violence Prevention

BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES: Local organization announces ambassador program to help combat recent rise in violence

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — Richland County Sheriff’s Department reported a rise in shootings last year in the county. This year’s amount of gun violence has the mayor and other leaders in the community concerned as well. A local organization is partnering with other resources to try to tackle the issue. It hosted a press conference with other community partners Thursday…

National Youth Violence Prevention Week Kicks off with City of Columbia Events

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–National Youth Violence Prevention Week kicks off with a series of events in the City of Columbia. The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department and the Columbia Police Department have partnered to host the two events.  According to City officials, National Youth Violence Prevention Week, which will be held March 19- 23, 2018, was created to raise awareness and educate…