Savannah has worked with the National Network since 2015.
End Gun Violence: Step Forward has been working with the National Network for Safe Communities since August, 2015. Project Manager Maxine Bryant is leading the implementation process for GVI in Savannah and the city conducted its first call-in in December, 2015. The city is continuing to work toward making all elements of the Group Violence Intervention fully operational in Savannah.
Grieving mothers are organizing events to help cope with trauma and provide support to those who have lost loved ones in Savannah.
"Savannah Chatham Metro Police are taking another step toward curbing gun violence in Savannah...They've recently hired a new staff member to help lead their "End Gun Violence: Step Forward" initiative, who they believe will help boost the program."
"Police are taking a new approach online and on TV to try and stop the shootings that seem to occur every day Savannah."
"Staffing is being put in place for Savannah’s violence reduction initiative as preparations are made for the first “call-in” of individuals identified as the most likely to commit or fall victim to fatal violence in the city... As project manager, Maxine Bryant will oversee the initiative in conjunction with the Savannah-Chatham police department."