Pamela Johnson's Story

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"In my community, I’ve seen a lot of things happen. And then working with families and victims of violence, you see things that rock your soul. We...had four people murdered in 11 days. Families are not really able to heal. If you are not safe, you are not healthy. We need to treat violence like a Health Crisis." 

— Pamela Johnson, Executive Director of the Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement

Focusing on community safety, @JerseyCityNJ is working to address violence as a public health problem as part of the #HealthiestCitiesChallenge.