Santa Monica Press Conference – Community Group Response To Youth & Family Violence In Wake Of Recent Shootings

For Immediate Release
June 17, 2013


City, Community Working Together to Address Youth & Family Violence
Cradle to Career Group Will Take Lead in Moving Community Response to Shootings Forward

What: The City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, Santa Monica College, and Cradle to Career Group Partners will hold a press conference to announce immediate approach to addressing youth and family violence in the wake of the June 7th shootings. The Cradle to Career Group will take the lead in moving the community’s response forward through a highly collaborative public/private partnership.

The press conference is open to all members of the media. Additional details regarding the plan will be available immediately following the press conference.

Who: Statements will be made by lead Cradle to Career Group Partners, including Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould and SMMUSD Superintendent Sandra Lyon.

When: Tuesday, June 18, 12:00 pm

Where: Community Connections & Support Center, Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Free parking is available at Virginia Avenue Park, enter from Pico Blvd.

Why: Santa Monica’s Cradle to Career Group is a partnership among key community leaders dedicated to collective impact strategies to ensure Santa Monica is a community where all children have the support they need to thrive. For more information on the Cradle to Career Group, visit

Contact: Julie Rusk,, 310-458-8310

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