City officials share surveys on gang violence prevention efforts in Roanoke

Roanoke Valley News

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke’s Gun Violence Prevention Commission is partnering with Elite Business Strategies, LLC, for a “Youth and Gang Violence Community Assessment” to gather feedback from the community — especially younger members — on the issues surrounding gang violence.

According to the City of Roanoke, the assessment will be conducted through direct interviews with community members, as well as surveys distributed through various methods.

Officials say the interviews and the surveys consist of questions aimed at gaining feedback from community leaders, community residents, youth services providers, and students on the effects of gang violence on the community, as well as recommendations to make the community safer. 

The surveys is are only voluntary and shareable, but it is anonymous, which means respondents will not be asked to share any personally identifiable information.

In addition, the surveys will be available in Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese (simplified), French, and English.

The links for accessing the different surveys via phone, tablet, or computer are available below:

The deadline for taking the surveys is Dec. 10.

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