"Solutions" was the most common word heard on Wednesday night at a meeting of parents, students, police officers, and community leaders in City Hall to discuss strategies to reduce youth crime and violence in Jackson. A series of speakers, both invited and impromptu, spoke about their youth initiatives and hopes for giving the youth of Jackson productive outlets. Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes called and hosted the gathering that turned into a free-wheeling mixture of crime testimonials and people talking about efforts to reach children, from JPD's Police Athletic League, to a dance troupe, to youth sports organizations. With heavy violent crime striking Jackson in recent weeks, some Jackson City Council members are going beyond policing in order...
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'Solutions' for Youth Crime Theme of Kenneth Stokes' City Hall Forum