Youth Violence in the News
There was news story about violent youth crime that shares some of the work the City has been doing. While they did not mention to work of our Youth Violence Prevention committee and staff coordinator, it is this work that has led to many of the improvements in policing and criminal justice practices that are mentioned in the story.
Here some of the story and the link:
"Minneapolis juvenile crime continues downtrend Minneapolis police arrested a 15-year-old Wednesday for a shooting near Fairview Park that left two kids wounded. The shooting got us thinking about young people and crime in the Twin Cities…That's why we took a look at the very latest numbers on juvenile crime in Minneapolis…Juvenile crime is down 17 percent from 2007 to 2008. Violent juvenile crime is down 25 percent.Trisha Volpe, KARE11, http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=542706&catid=2"
Even if we are making progress we must do more to keep guns away from our kids and to prevent more of these injuries and deaths in the future.