The Central West End has a new program available to residents that want to work with local law enforcement and city agencies to help keep the neighborhood clean, safe and secure. If you walk your dog, run/jog, or bike through the neighborhood on a regular basis we could use your help. Learn how you can be proactive in identifying qaulity of life issues and crime in the CWE. Learn the best ways to report those issues and the correct agencies to contact when you do! Please see the flyer for the date and details of the training. The link is below. For questions or to RSVP please contact Carolyn Compton at 314-454-5808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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After many successes following cases through the court system and presenting impact statements, it was clear that the Central West End (CWE) and Forest Park Southeast (FPSE) could benefit from having a full-time court advocate. Washington University Medical Center dedicated the funding of this position and in November, 2012 a search committee made up of CWE and FPSE stakeholders sorted through and met with a host of candidates.
The Court Advocate will work on behalf of the neighborhoods in the circuit and city courts of the City of St. Louis. They will be responsible for tracking criminal cases in the CWE and FPSE neighborhoods while working closely with various neighborhood groups, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, attorneys, staff of the Circuit Attorney’s Office, and court personnel.
With this position, we hope to build stronger communication between the courts and the community, higher sentencing and bonds for offenders, higher representation from neighborhood stakeholders at court hearings with an eventual decrease in total crime.