The lifecycle of a homicide spans a multitude of stakeholders. From the community members impacted by the violence, the schools, law enforcement agencies, the courts, the social services agencies, community organizations, the universities, etc. Multiple agencies, organizations, and individuals are currently working to enhance public safety, safeguard lives, and prevent violence in our community. The Council on the Status of Men and Boys (CSMB) is expected to provide a roadmap to reduce homicides and non-fatal shootings in Leon County by bringing all stakeholders and resources to the table to implement a unified operational strategy for prevention, intervention, and enforcement.
The mission of the Tallahassee-Leon County Council on the Status of Men and Boys is to:
Unify existing agencies, organizations, and individuals to coordinate resources, funding, and services under a multi-disciplinary plan for reducing homicides and non-fatal shootings in Leon County.
Assess individual risk and implement prevention and intervention plans for the Leon County men and boys at the greatest risk for becoming a victim or perpetrator of violence. Plans will be both evidence-based and community informed.
Establish specific goals and objectives to address the disparities and challenges men and boys experience in violence, criminal justice, education, employment, and health.
Continuously evaluate the results of prevention and intervention efforts and conduct further research and analysis of the homicides and non-fatal shootings occurring in Leon County.
The Council on the Status of Men and Boys is committed to preserving life by preventing homicides and non-fatal shootings in Leon County. By providing support and services to the men and boys who are most at risk and addressing the underlying causes of violence, the council’s efforts will improve the overall quality of life for the individuals and neighborhoods impacted by violent crime.