Danville Police Department rolling out new PEACE Youth and Teen Community Center on Wednesday

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(Photo: Courtesy City of Danville)

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — On Wednesday afternoon, members of the Danville Police Department will be starting the rollout of the new PEACE Youth and Teen Community Center with a community walk.

The community walk kicks off at 5 p.m. at the new Peace Community Center located at 827 Green St., previously known as the Green Street Police Precinct.

The event aims to bring awareness throughout the community of the transition of the Green Street Police Precinct to the new PEACE Youth and Teen Community Center led by the Danville Police Department.

The grand opening for the new community center is scheduled for Dec. 1.

The PEACE Youth and Teen Community Center was a months-long effort with hopes of adding a safe alternative for youth and teens to gather.

In addition, the project hopes to create positive relationships between local law enforcement and the youth and teen community.

The process was put into motion by the community engagement team and was spearheaded by the Department’s Community Relations Liaison, Ashtyn Foddrell.

The new community center will offer a space for completing homework as well as various entertainment options including video gaming, skee-ball, a pool table, televisions, and a dance space.

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