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Anti-Violence Forums

Crime and teen violence not only make our communities unsafe, they drive up the cost of doing business in our community, which impacts the availability of jobs.

Our annual teen anti-violence forum facilitates a meaningful dialogue with high school and middle school students before they find themselves on a path that will be difficult to reverse. Our goal is to show young people that more positive lifestyles are attainable and give them knowledge to help define and reach their goals.

This forum gathers teenagers – who may be at risk of adopting or falling victim to the type of lifestyle that leads to violence – for a Town Hall discussion, interactive small-group workshops and a presentation of teen-inspired solutions.