Chester appoints five to Anti-Violence Network

    Five volunteers with Chester’s Anti-Violence Network will come on as paid staffers to assist the city in its effort to increase safety.

    City Council passed a resolution Wednesday to appoint James Frisby, Daryl Shelton Sr., James A. Miller, Jamila Sharif and Barbara Gooby Muhammed to each work 10 hours a week at $10 per hour.

    Their former roles with the network included working with the city’s prison re-entry program and managing anti-violence meetings and rallies, as the Delaware County Daily Times reports.

    Miller spoke during Council’s public comment portion regarding the need to help ex-cons stay on the right path and avoid the city’s culture of drugs and crime: “What you have done today is put a down payment on that.”

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