Spotlight on LaKeesha Eure: A Grassroots Leader Creating Healing Opportunities for Men and Victims of Crime

Mayor Ras Baraka along with various key organizations, funders, and grassroots leaders are diligently working to help the city of Newark become a 'Trauma-Informed City.' The Trauma-Informed Care movement is about building capacity in people, organizations, systems, and communities that cultivates a better understanding of trauma to effectively serve children and families impacted by stress and adversity. This work is happening also occurring in cities like Philadelphia, PA .

Ms. LaKeesha Eure, Director of the Office of Violence Prevention in the Department of Health and Community Wellness for the City of Newark and longtime Chair of the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition , is a respected grassroots leader highly committed to reducing violence in the community. Her firsthand experience with shootings and murders is the what fuels her purpose as a dedicated social worker creating change for victims of violence, both men and women.

My Brother’s Keeper Newark interviewed Ms. Eure to highlight her leadership and how she is focuses on shifting the narrative to also view males as victims of violence and impacted by trauma.

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