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File #: 190071    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 1/31/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/31/2019
Title: Recognizing the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network on the occasion of its 30th Anniversary and honoring the organization's commitment to eliminating violence and drug abuse among Philadelphia's youth.
Sponsors: Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Greenlee, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Bass
Attachments: 1. Signature19007100
Title
Recognizing the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network on the occasion of its 30th Anniversary and honoring the organization's commitment to eliminating violence and drug abuse among Philadelphia's youth.
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WHEREAS, Since 1989, Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network (PAAN) has promoted community safety through services that reduce drug abuse and neighborhood violence; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network's operations are split into three major units: Communications, Intervention, and Preventive Education. PAAN's Communications Department has responded to more than 100,000 callers reporting violence and drug activity though its work on the City of Philadelphia's Join the Resistance twenty-four hotline. The hotline also serves as a place where constituents can call to request that services be organized in their own neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, PAAN's Preventive Education team provides over 1000 yearly trainings, presentations and workshops on the issues of drugs and violence. These educational trainings have assisted hundreds of neighborhoods and thousands of Philadelphia residents in their efforts to reduce violence and enhance the quality of life in their communities; and

WHEREAS, PAAN also works as a primary resource for crisis intervention and conflict resolution in Philadelphia schools that have been impacted by violence. PAAN's intervention teams provide outreach services to at-risk youth, with the goal of developing positive alternatives to violent conflict; and

WHEREAS, During the 1990s, PAAN sponsored and promoted a Turn In Weapons initiative, in partnership with the Mayor's office as well as the police and fire departments. The organization's efforts resulted in the removal of more than 6,000 firearms from Philadelphia's neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, PAAN is responsible for a number of successful Citywide partnerships aimed at reducing and eliminating incidents of youth violence. Those initiatives include th...

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