What are the next steps for Chattanooga's Violence Reduction Initiative?
The administration and council are still feeling bruised and pointing fingers.
The social services arm of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's Violence Reduction Initiative was crippled when the city council rejected a provider contract in January.
Two months later — and about two weeks before the next scheduled gang call-in — there's still no contracted social services provider. Services such as education and job referrals, or help with housing and transportation, are being handled on a volunteer basis.
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