VA. creates a violent crime task force

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced in an email the creation of a violent crime task force in Virginia.

The task force will consist of an executive branch and Attorney General office officials to better align strategies to reduce violent crime across Virginia.

Officials plan to confer with law enforcement and local officials to carry out new innovative solutions to combat crime.

A comprehensive look at how to address the rise in violent crimes will be examined.

The hopes are to provide more law enforcement resources as well as create alternative and after school activities.

Hopes are to also address the fear witnesses have when it comes to failing to appear at a criminal hearing.

The task force will make recommendations for executive, administrative and legislative actions on an ongoing basis as well as report to the governor.

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