#GunCrisis Solution of the Day: Strategic planning

A delegation from Philadelphia will travel to Washington next week to meet White House and Department of Justice officials, and delegations from nine other cities participating in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.

Crime scene investigators gather evidence after a man was found shot to death on the front steps of a home near the intersection of 66th Street and Paschall Avenue in the Elmwood section of Southwest Philadelphia Tuesday night. Photographs for the GunCrisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.

According to a press release from Mayor Nutter’s office, the meetings will lead to the development of a strategic plan for youth violence prevention and will include continuous feedback from affected communities.

Philadelphia Department of Human Services Commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose said: “We are committed to using multi-disciplinary partnerships, balanced approaches and data-driven strategies to accomplish meaningful youth violence prevention in our great city.”

The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention was launched in 2010 at the direction of President Obama.

Download the full release: CITY OF PHILADELPHIA TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL FORUM ON YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION MEETING

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