Resources in Response to Violence

The police seek assistance in identifying men with guns in the video released last week. Call 442-5222 with tips.  All calls will be kept confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” App.

If you are not comfortable contacting the police, you may contact Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, chapter director for the New York Civil Liberties Union, at (315) 471-2821 Witnesses or complainants may contact the NYCLU without fear of retaliation.

If you have a complaint to file against the police, you may contact the Citizen Review Board Administrator David Chaplin at (315) 448-8750, or in person by visiting the CRB office at 201 E. Washington St., Suite 705. The CRB’s mission is to hear and address citizen grievances against members of the Syracuse Police Department.

If you or a family member needs counseling or support for trauma, free therapy services are available by Syracuse University’s Couple and Family Therapy Center, located in Peck Hall at 601 E. Genesee St. Services are offered from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. The center is closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. daily. To make an appointment, call (315) 443-3023.

For community, social or government services information from Onondaga County, dial 2-1-1 or visit a list of resources here.


Additional agencies/programs:

Brownell Center is the largest provider of outpatient mental health services in CNY


Contact Community Services has a 24 Hour Crisis Line at (315) 251-0600


Trauma Response Team provides counseling support specific to families and individuals who have been affected by homicide at (315) 428-2211



summerMusicAdditionally, if you want to be proactive and engage with the community. The following community events are held in an effort to make positive strides for Syracuse.

• Local congregations will unite in prayer this Thursday at Skiddy Park. St. Lucy’s Church will lead the charge starting at 6 p.m.  June 30th with an ECUMENICAL LIUTRGY. This event is for the community to reflect their concerns about violence in the city, particularly the Near Westside neighborhood

• Rashawn Sullivan with the I Apologize Foundation will hold his weekly community clean-up starting at 1 p.m. Saturdays at Kirk Park.

Latin drum circle will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sundays at Skiddy Park through August. Musicians and all West Site residents encouraged to attend.



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