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Southeast Memphis Community Development Corporation Will Host Meeting on Neighborhood Initiatives June 12
For release: June 8, 2006
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A public meeting June 12 in the Hickory Hill neighborhood will feature a briefing on how the Memphis Police Department's "Blue CRUSH" strategy is being implemented in that area of the city. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Hickory Hill Community Center. It is sponsored by the Southeast Memphis Community Development Corporation and the University of Memphis' Southeast Memphis Initiative.

The briefing will afford an opportunity for Hickory Hill residents to learn about the successes and challenges of crime reduction in southeast Memphis neighborhoods, the initiative to reduce housing foreclosures, and other activities sponsored by the Community Development Corporation. The briefing is part of a continuing series of community meetings involving residents, the faith community, and other non-profits, public agencies, and the U of M (which is providing research support to identify and address community issues in southeast Memphis ).

Speakers will include Deputy Chief for Investigative Services Dewey Betts and Richard Janikowski, director of the U of M's Center for Community Criminology and Research.

The Hickory Hill Community Center is located at 3910 Ridgeway Road. For more information, call Mable Hudson at 273-2870.

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