PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The City of Philadelphia has unveiled a new 24-hour violence prevention hotline.
Residents can dial 2-1-1 for help and prevent violence in their neighborhoods.Republican Nomination For Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Race Uncertain As Thousands Of Mail-In Votes Still Being Counted
“This 24-hour violence prevention hotline will help us reduce the likelihood of individuals engaging in violence by offering real-time access to critical violence prevention and intervention services and help residents of neighborhoods experiencing high levels of violence connect with help to address quality of life issues as well as trauma resulting from persistent gun violence,” Mayor Jim Kenney said.READ MORE: Father Of 18-Year-Old Killed In Sand Collapse On Toms River Beach Shares Message Remembering Son
City officials say the hotline unveiled on Monday, which is confidential, doesn’t replace 911.MORE NEWS: Former Giants CB James Bradberry Agrees To Terms On 1-Year Deal With Philadelphia Eagles
People should still continue to call 911 to report emergencies.