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The two mayors criticized Missouri lawmakers for their lack of action on gun control and their attempts to educate cities on how to reduce violence.

“The collaboration doesn’t hit big cities in Missouri on Twitter. Collaboration isn’t about passing a bunch of laws without talking to the people of St. Louis or Kansas City while you pretend they’re trying to protect us, ”Lucas said. “The collaboration goes to our neighborhoods and makes a real difference. “

Lucas’ visit included a St. Louis Blues hockey game, meetings on equitable development and early childhood care, and a ride with the St. Louis Cops and Clinicians program, which sends out social workers and professionals. mental health as well as police on some 911 calls to mental health emergencies.

Lucas said he hopes to incorporate ideas from the Cops and Clinicians program in Kansas City. Jones said she plans to visit Kanas City to continue exchanging ideas.

The panel discussion discussed some of St. Louis’ leading violence prevention programs outside of law enforcement, including inpatient response offered by nonprofits such as Life Outside of Violence. , the Cops and Clinicians and Cure Violence program, which sends people into communities. “Interrupt” the cycle of violence by resolving disagreements and offering people support such as placement or counseling.

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