Gun violence in Philadelphia: Town Hall Discussion and Resources

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- 6abc recently hosted a 'Building It Better Together Town Hall' on gun violence.

Shootings are escalating in the City of Philadelphia as is the homicide rate.

What is causing the spike in violence, and more importantly, what can be done to turn it around?

In this 6abc - Building It Better Together Town Hall, Action News Anchor Sharrie Williams has a conversation with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and other community leaders and influencers. They are talking about solutions, 21st century policing and new steps to prevent violence. They are also answering questions from 6abc viewers.
Watch the entire town hall above.

Previous 6abc Town Halls:






Gun violence resources



Father's Day Rally Committee
215-696-5362
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Mothers In Charge
215-228-1718
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Police Athletic League (PAL)
215-291-9000
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ManUpPHL
215-751-8000
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NoMo Foundation
267-787-5879
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Philadelphia Anti-Drug / Anti-Violence Network (PAAN)
215-940-0550
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Black Male Community Council of Philadelphia
215-275-4015
267-721-3906
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Mantua Civic Association
267-227-9045
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One Day At A Time (ODAAT)
215-226-7860
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Team Inc/Men of Courage
215-554-1427
Website
Facebook

Town WatchIntegrated Services
215-686-1459
Website

Every Murder Is Real Healing Center (E.M.I.R.)
215-848-4068
Website
Facebook

Unity in the Community
Website
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Hands Up- Put Guns Down
267-415-1333
Website

Black Men Uniting Black Men/ 100 Black Men Philadelphia
267-238-2900, ext 3
Website
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Blackwell Cultural Alliance
215-821-8701
Email
Facebook

Cradle to Grave
Website
Facebook

The CHARLES Foundation
412-242-7537
Website
Facebook

Millcreek on the Move
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Jarell Christopher Seay Love & Laughter Foundation
484-995-2675
Website
Facebook

Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center
Website

Young Chances Foundation
267-585-2923
Website
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Sultan Jihad Ahmad Community Foundation (JACF)
215-787-0857
Website

Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
215-567-6776
Website
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Government / City / Civic Resources



Office of Violence Prevention
215-686-0789
Website

Mayor's Office of Black Male Engagement
215-686-0811
Website
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Millennial Advisory Committee (MAC)/ Mayor's Office of Youth Engagement
Website
Facebook

Pathways to Reform, Transformation and Reconciliation Initiative
Website

City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (Special Committee of Gun Violence Prevention)
215-686-3412
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State Senator Sharif Street
215-227-6161
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