Fulton County begins "Peace Week" campaign - CBS46 News

Fulton County begins "Peace Week" campaign

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FULTON COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Young people touched by violence and those seeking to change violent behavior in their communities and schools will help to kick off "Peace Week", an ongoing campaign to stop the violence.

The week-long campaign seeks to address the issues surrounding both victims and young offenders. Those who have turned their lives around want to show that there is a better way to live their lives and prosper.

Fulton County Police arrested 310 juveniles in 2010 and between January 2011 and August 8, 2011, officers arrested 180 youth.

The campaign begins Saturday with a Peace Rally at the Fulton County Government Center and runs all week.

Peace Week Kickoff Rally
September 17, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Violence prevention event features education, entertainment as well as information concerning higher education and employment.
                               
Family Fun Night
September 23, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Event offers a movie, puppet show, take home art projects, entertainment and refreshments.
                                
S.O.A.R Convention
September 24, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The convention will provide interactive learning sessions on preventing bullying and violence, as well as sessions on vocational training, higher education and employment.

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