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									WHEREAS, the Center for Victims of Violence and Crime launches their “Peace-It-Together
Community Imitative on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at the Regional Enterprise Tower,
Downtown Pittsburgh; and

WHEREAS, the Peace-It-Together Community Initiative Reception is an opportunity for the
Center for Victims of Violence and Crime to officially introduce to the public their initiative that
celebrates the strength of collective partnerships and community connection, honor the work
they do to reduce violence here in Allegheny County, and update supporters and community
partners on their services by showcasing the organizations resources; and

WHEREAS, the Center for Victims of Violence and Crime is a private, non-profit organization
whose mission is to help individuals, families and communities survive the trauma of violence
and crime by offering an array of services to such unfortunate victims; and

WHEREAS, in 2005, the Center for Victims of Violence and Crime served over 9,741
individuals throughout all its programs and provided numerous community education programs
throughout the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County; and

WHEREAS, violence is a major public health issue that is reflected in both local and national
statistics. It affects mental, physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual health. Violence hurts all
of us. No one is immune. It can exist in any home, community, workplace, or school. Unresolved
trauma, grief, and loss reduce a person’s quality of life and increase the likelihood of exposure to
victimization and/or participation in violent behavior.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council in the City of Pittsburgh recognize
and commend the Center for Victims of Violence and Crime for their efforts to educate the
community about the impacts and underlying causes of violence and ways to support victims in
their personal healing and recovery.


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