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Where human needs and government intersect. The Division of Community Services promotes ongoing economic security and independence for the people of Shelby County. We do this by promoting, coordinating and delivering services that address the underlying conditions for well-being and justice. We strive to be a highly organized team and partner, dedicated to promoting a strong community where all people are able to reach their full potential.

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Jul 08

National Gun Violence Survivors Week

Posted on July 8, 2022 at 10:17 AM by Jessica Harris

Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center

National Gun Violence Survivors Week

February 1-7 is recognized as the National Gun Violence Survivors Week to amplify the voices of those who live with the impact gun violence has had on their lives. Shelby County's Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center has partnered with Moms Demand Action to illuminate the Hernando de Soto Bridge. 
According to the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission, while the overall crime rate has decreased in 2021, more than 70% of all violent crimes reported involved guns.  The CVRCC’s available resources include immediate crisis intervention, trauma counseling, and support navigating emergency financial assistance.
“It is tragic that almost every day someone in our county must deal with the aftermath of gun violence. National Gun Violence Survivors Week affords us the opportunity to have a community conversation, expand our knowledge, and recommit to addressing gun violence," said Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris.