What would you like to see accomplished under Gov. Deval Patrick’s recently announced initiative to stem youth violence?
|First, get the kids jobs because that’s where it all stems from. They have to have something positive and productive to do.
|After school programs that are more appealing.
|Engaging families in a holistic way to help support the needs of the youth who are impacted by violence.
Director of Survivors Outreach Services
|We live in a demilitarized zone. The governor needs to put more money for prevention and intervention, in both the schools and community based programs.
||Dr. Patricia Zamor
Roxbury Multi-Service Center
|More support for parents, more funding for youth programs. And the governor needs to do more about youth offenders so they won’t reoffend.
Licensed Massage Therapist
|Programs that focus on some forms of internal healing because the violence stems from trauma and no matter what side of the street you’re from it affects everyone.
Louis D. Brown Peace Institute