“There is no easy way to overcome a “staggering” problem of violence that has spanned decades.
That was the message leaders with the Kansas City No Violence Alliance delivered Monday to a contingent of St. Louis officials who were seeking ways to combat that city’s burgeoning homicide rate.
Many have attributed last year’s significant drop in Kansas City homicides to KC NoVa. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce said after a day of meetings in Kansas City that she was eager to begin discussions about instituting a similar violence-reduction effort there.
“It’s a great strategy, a proven strategy,” Joyce said.”