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Violence Prevention

Columbus City Council Member Emmanuel Remy is the Chair of the Public Safety Committee. In the 2023 budget, the council approved a new Office of Violence Prevention to be housed in the Mayor's Office. Rena Shak was appointed to be the first director after serving the Mayor as in-house counsel for the previous nine months. This episode discusses how and why the new office was created. Shak shares her vision for the office's impact on violence prevention in Columbus.