In , Memphis had the second highest violent crime rate in the country. Despite our success, youth violence is on the rise. Nearly , Memphis children living in poverty face multiple risk factors for youth violence, with those at highest risk including children of teen parents, youth not in school or working, and youth with no consistently working adult in the home. The plan aims to reduce youth violence by building youth resiliency and supportive neighborhoods so our young people succeed in spite of pervasive local risk factors. Created with input from over stakeholders — youth, parents, professionals, and community and faith leaders — our plan deploys a robust blend of sanctions and support, including evidence-based services pre-natal through career age, proven to support positive youth development. A coordinated place-based approach will build on current gang prevention and smart policing initiatives to align schools and community- and faith-based providers into a full continuum of evidence-based services prenatal through career.
Memphis Youth Violence Prevention Plan
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Larry Morris was a teen looking for structure and guidance. The Memphis native had family issues and saw what he felt were positive aspects of life in the streets. For him, he just wanted to belong to someone or something. That is when he made the decision to join the Gangster Disciples. People want to be grouped together with people they got things in common with. Morris is one of many Memphis youth that were attracted to gangs. According to Forbes , the city was ranked as the fourth most dangerous city in the country.
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