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Every summer, Connecticut is rocked by gun violence. Every year, a new call for calm…and a new crackdown.
Since the beginning of summer, a 19 year old has been charged with murder in East Hartford, two teens were killed in Hartford while riding scooters, and just this past week a group of teens is accused of violently assaulting a man in New Britain.
Today, Where We Live - we’re going to talk about the problem of youth violence in our cities – and how to break the cycle.
We’ll hear from an expert on youth violence, a former gang member who now works on the ground in Hartford, and a New Haven officer who works on “Youth Policing.”
What’s at the root of this violence – and how much of it is gang related? We want to hear from you. How do you think we can stop the problem? Do you have any solutions?
The mission of the Peacebuilders Initiative is to increase the peace on Hartford streets by mediating individual and group conflicts and linking youth who are immersed in violence to resources and supports that lead them to a more positive lifestyle. For more information, Contact Iran Nazario 860-296-2855
*Todays program originally aired on March 27, 2009