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KUOW: King County launches new coalition to combat escalating gun violence

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With gun homicides up 36% in King County in 2021 and victims overwhelmingly young Black and brown men, King County is launching what supporters hope will become a comprehensive, long-term effort, the Regional Peacekeepers Collective,  to address these trends. The Collective brings together King County’s Zero Youth Detention office with multiple nonprofits including RISE, Alive & Free, Choose180, Community Passageways, the Freedom Project, Progress Pushers, and Renegades for Life Youth Outreach as part of a $1.1 million pilot project focused on three areas: intervention after gun violence incidents, prevention, and restoration.