Pathways to Peace: Plain Dealer Project Tackles Youth Violence
Violence claims the lives of far too many young people in Cleveland. Gunfire has not only killed teens targeting each other but also innocent children caught in the crossfire --kids as young as five months old. What will help protect the innocent, reform the perpetrators and free neighborhoods where violence traps residents and prevents progress? The Plain Dealer went in search of solutions in Philadelphia, New Haven Connecticut and Virginia Beach, and right here at home.
George Rodrigue, Editor, The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Brie Zeltner, Health Reporter, The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Rachel Dissell, Reporter, The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Michael Walker, Executive Director, Partnership for a Safer Cleveland
Daniel J. Flannery, Ph.D; Director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, Case Western Reserve University