the Unified Government County of Athens-Clarke, Georgia for the Alliance for Innovation
The initial Blue & You Police-Community Forum: Perspectives from Youth & Teens was held in Athens, GA in April , 2016. The Forum was designed with youth and community development, as well as civic engagement, in mind. Relationships with four law enforcement agencies and representatives of various public, non-profit, and faith-based youth development organizations that serve Athens-Clarke County were developed and leveraged. Other assets within the Athens-Clarke County community were identified and supported this effort. These included local government officials (both elected and appointed), the local media, various units of the University of Georgia, and private entities and individuals.