Mayor Scott Unveils Baltimore's Peace Mobile During Gun Violence Awareness Month
Friday Jun 2nd, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Peace Mobile to deploy as a core component of Coordinated Neighborhood Stabilization Responses
BALTIMORE, MD. (Friday, June 2, 2023) - Yesterday, in the Frankford neighborhood, Mayor Brandon M. Scott, alongside the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement Executive Director Shantay Jackson unveiled Baltimore's first-ever Peace Mobile.
Inspired by LIFE Camp New York's PeaceMobile, the Baltimore Peace Mobile is a City-owned RV outfitted into a mobile resource hub designed to offer immediate resources to residents experiencing trauma served during the city's Coordinated Neighborhood Stabilization Responses (CNSR).
CNSR is a trauma-informed approach to violence prevention that mobilizes City agencies and community-based partners to embed critical, readily accessible resources in communities that experience acts of violence or other traumatic events over a 45-day period - both proactively and reactively. Informed by 211, 311 and 911 data, MONSE coordinates with partner agencies and organizations in the community so that each activation is specifically tailored to the response area. Reactive engagements include major law enforcement takedowns, mass shootings, juvenile-involved shootings, police-involved shootings, and accelerated violence incidents.
"Sheer innovation is turning the tide of public safety across our City and we are excited to add the Peace Mobile to our toolkit as we work to reduce violence in Baltimore," said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. "The Peace Mobile embodies the spirit of our city. I look forward to our residents taking advantage of the resources and sense of community that will now literally meet them where they are to facilitate their healing and self care."
The Peace Mobile is outfitted with resources to aid residents in healing following a traumatic event or during a proactive stabilization activation. Features and resources include but are not limited to:
- Tablets and laptops
- Recording studio
- Video gaming system
- Punching bag and boxing gloves
- Board games
- Narcan kits
- Toiletry kits, and more.
MONSE will regularly coordinate with city agencies and community-based partners to offer resources to residents free of charge.
"Baltimore's Peace Mobile is unique in that it is meant to serve as a symbol of hope, a space where - regardless of your need -, you'll be connected to services, a place where healing can begin after a traumatic event," said MONSE Executive Director Shantay Jackson. "MONSE is grateful to our partners at the Department of General Services for helping bring this vision to fruition and to our friends at LifeCamp for the inspiration of this hub. Baltimore, we are looking forward to coming to a community near you!"
MONSE is currency hiring for a full-time Peace Mobile Driver and Outreach Liaison. Members of the public with a valid Commercial Driver's License are encouraged to apply at https://monse.baltimorecity.gov/career-opportunities.