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Crime in the community concerns everyone.  Often reporting crime isn’t as straightforward as we would like it to be.  Sometimes the fear of retaliation can keep us from reaching out for help or assisting an investigation.  Sometimes we see things in our community that concern us but we aren’t exactly sure if they are illegal.  These are the times when we should reach out and let law enforcement determine if the activity is lawful or not and if they can or should intervene.  The truth is the neighborhood benefits when every one plays their part.  Since we know that reporting can be a process that some of us aren’t comfortable with we want to share some ways you can still do your part.  The numbers below can be used to report crimes anonymously.

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Hi everyone! The Circuit Attorney’s Office is hosting a training event that will discuss court room etiquette, impact letter writing and court advocacy in general.  If you would like to attend please RSVP to ensure there is room and handouts are available.  If you would like to have me register you that works too – just let me know via e-mail or phone. (ccompton@cwensi.com or  314-454-5808)   Details for the training are below!

  • There will be a court advocacy training on Thursday, May 7 at the Schlafly Library in the Central West End. This is located at 225 N. Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63108. It will start at 6:00 p.m.  
  • Please RSVP to Jen Miles at milesj@stlouiscao.org by May 4th at 5pm if you would like to attend or have any questions. There will only be enough handouts available for those that RSVP.

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http://www.kmov.com/story/28911609/why-do-judges-keep-handing-suspended-sentences-to-people-who-commit-gun-crimes

http://www.kmov.com/story/28923897/news-4-investigates-offenders-in-gun-crimes-given-probation-instead-of-jail-time

Channel 4 News ran a two-part story on gun violence and the disconnect between what offenders are doing and what judges are handing down as sentences in response to those crimes.  As your Neighborhood Advocate my hope is that you look at this story and you continue the conversation about where your voice as a community falls in this conversation.  Please know that my efforts as your Neighborhood Advocate are to take your concerns about these issues to the courts directly, to share your collective voice and to ensure that this neighborhood is doing its part to say NO to violent crime.

Please know that as your Neighborhood Advocate I am available to assist those in our community that are struggling with the after effects of crime (violent or not).  If you or someone you know in the FPSE community are dealing with the aftermath of crime and need assistance please contact me at the number, or e-mail below.

If you would like to participate in the Court or Victim Advocacy Teams, attend a training or have further questions about how I can help you as a victim of a crime, please contact me.

Carolyn Compton, BSW

314-454-5808

ccompton@cwensi.com

447 N. Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63108