The Safer Maryland Campaign held its first webinar and training to raise awareness of targeted violence, build resilience and strengthen community safety.
More than 50 community members from across the state participated in the online training designed to enhance awareness among diverse sectors and connect them to helpful information and resources. Strategies gained during the training will provide the tools necessary to create stronger communities, helping to keep youth and the community safe.
“We are pleased with the turnout for the first webinar and are interested in partnering with groups in the community to expand our reach and our audience,” said Cat Lockman, Project Lead, Global Peace Foundation (GPF).
The Global Peace Foundation (GPF) presented the Awareness Raising Webinar and will offer future training over the next year to diverse groups, including the faith-based community, colleges and universities, nonprofits, and other community-based organizations.
Groups interested in hosting an upcoming training will be provided modest funding and trainers that are available to host an online or in-person training. Community organizations, educational institutions, faith groups, or other organizations interested in hosting future trainings should contact safercommunities@globalpeace.
The Safer Maryland Campaign is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Opportunity number: DHS-21-TTP-132-00-01. For more information on this project visit, https://www.globalpeace.org/project/safe-community-safer-youth.