Pat Lawler, CEO of Youth Villages, Discusses Program Updates and New Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative, Memphis Allies

Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Pat Lawler, CEO of Youth Villages, who highlights the Memphis, Tennessee-based private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully.

During the interview, Pat shares some of the big things happening with their Intercept and LifeSet programs, which leads into discussing their newest initiative, Memphis Allies. Memphis Allies, launched by Youth Villages, is bringing together community groups and resources to turn our most dangerous places in Memphis into safe neighborhoods where families and businesses can thrive and children can grow up to reach their full potential as adults. Pat talks about why they started the initiative, why gun violence is one of the most pressing issues here in Memphis, their SWITCH model, and how people can get involved and support the effort.

Visit or to learn more. You can also call 901-252-7900 to get help for someone involved in gun violence.

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