Ebony Epps Appointed to State Commission on Gun Violence

Senator Looney appointed Ebony Epps to the Commission on Community Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention. The newly established Commission on Community Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention held its inaugural meeting on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, in Hartford.

The commission is tasked with advising the Connecticut Department of Public Health on a new statewide community gun violence intervention and prevention program, which will provide state grants to community-based violence intervention organizations.

As a member of the Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Advisory Committee, she worked tirelessly to pass legislation that created the Commission within the Department of Public Health. In July, she was part of a panel in Norwalk discussing gun violence, urging officials to make their presence known, work to end gun violence, and remain active, “not just when violence happens, not just when an election happens.”

Ebony is the Program Director of StreetSafe Bridgeport and the Juvenile Review Board. A native of Bridgeport, Ebony began working at RYASAP over twenty-six years ago. She is dedicated and passionate about reducing violence amongst youth and young adults of her hometown while providing them with resources and opportunities to help change their lives. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Bridgeport with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Marriage & Family Counseling at Liberty University.

Read the full press release here.