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Youth Violence

Blue Ribbon Commission looks to prevent youth violence

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video Safety, wellness and education are three focus areas the Blue Ribbon Commission are now directing its attention towards to prevent violence among area youth. Back when the organization started in 2008, leaders focused on reducing out-of-school suspensions, the high school dropout rate, and engaging an army of volunteers to come into the youth enrichment zone and help serve the community. Full story...
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Community gang forums end, but what’s next?

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video After a summer of violence Wilmington City Leaders decided a community effort was needed to try and end gang violence, but after six meetings in four months some are asking when we are going to start seeing results. Full story...
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Greenville forms youth crimes and gangs task force

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Greenville's police chief has formed a youth crimes and gangs task force as one response to recent violence involving East Carolina University students at apartment complexes. Full story...
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Volunteers needed for youth enrichment zone

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The New Hanover County Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence announced yesterday it is looking for 4,000 volunteers to help with a youth enrichment zone. Full story...
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