Gun violence prevention leader readies to get plan started

By , Daily Memphian Published: February 17, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Joy Touliatos was appointed to lead the Group Violence Intervention Program, or GVIP, by Mayor Jim Strickland.&nbsp;&ldquo;The mayor said to me, &lsquo;I want somebody to wake up every morning to think about this and to go to bed at night thinking about this,&rsquo; and that&rsquo;s what I&rsquo;ve been doing,&rdquo; Touliatos said.</strong> (Brad Vest/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Joy Touliatos was appointed to lead the Group Violence Intervention Program, or GVIP, by Mayor Jim Strickland. “The mayor said to me, ‘I want somebody to wake up every morning to think about this and to go to bed at night thinking about this,’ and that’s what I’ve been doing,” Touliatos said. (Brad Vest/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Joy Touliatos, GVIP czar, is ready to get the program underway with partners involved in the plan. 

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Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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