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Community listening session on teen violence on the set of Chandler

PHOENIX – Chandler city leaders will host a community listening session on teen violence and behavioral health later this month.

The Chandler Nature Center at 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road will host the event. The listening session will take place on April 29 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

Chandler Police Department officials will discuss how teen violence impacts the community’s public safety. They will also provide an update on the matter, the city said.

After Chandler PD, Dr. Paula McCall, the founder of the Semicolon Society, will give a presentation highlighting resources and additional information on the topic of youth violence.

The nonprofit organization provides free mental health education to Arizona communities. According to its website, it offers suicide prevention and support services.

How to join the community listening session on teen violence

While anyone is welcome to walk into the free event, attendees are encouraged to register online.

After the presentations there are breakout sessions. This way, visitors can talk more about teen violence in an intimate setting, city officials said.

The meeting comes as communities around the East Valley focus on the issue of youth violence in the wake of multiple abuse cases, including the serious death of Preston Lord.

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