BALTIMORE — Mayor Brandon Scott addressed the toll the violence has on the people of Baltimore Friday as he announced more than one million dollars for the city’s efforts on trauma informed care.
“We have a lot of work to do and we’re going to be going into the community to help the community heal," he said.
He was asked how this group could help those involved in today's incidents.
"You're talking about dozens probably hundreds of people impacted that know those individuals and think about the thousands that live in those communities that are impacted and that's how we have to start to think about these. And chances are they themselves are victims. Those who did it and at some point were traumatized by violence in our city," said Mayor Scott.
This group is charged with developing a citywide strategy for reducing and addressing trauma in Baltimore city. Trauma brought on by the city’s ongoing violence epidemic.
Scott says $500,000 will go to train community members on how to respond to and address trauma.
“We are the solution to our problems,” he said.