District 3


Prince George's County, Maryland

YOUTH AND GANG VIOLENCE PREVENTION TASK FORCE REPORT SUBMITTED TO COUNTY COUNCIL


For Immediate Release: 3/25/2010 12:00 AM

Contact: Angela Rouson, 301-952-7484, CouncilMedia@co.pg.md.us

The Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force, created in April 2008 under Council Resolution 25-2008, has completed its work and will brief the Prince George’s County Council on the task force report and recommendations during a scheduled Council session on Tuesday, March 16, 2010.

Council Member Eric Olson (D) – District 3, who chaired the Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force says the report is a critical first step, but implementation is key.

“We are encouraged by this report and hope that the implementation of the recommendations will give young people alternatives and reduce gang activity and violence.”

Council Member Will Campos (D) – District 2, in his role as Task Force Vice-Chair, says it is important for our County’s efforts to incorporate the most up-to-date and proven strategies to prevent the spread of gangs.

“We have to ensure that the necessary systems and programs are in place to divert our children from gang activity. This report is a step in the right direction.”

Motivated by the need to evaluate County progress on the 2004 Joint County Gang Prevention Task Force recommendations, and by several gang-related homicides involving teens, CR-25-2008 established the Youth and Gang Violence Task Force to review and evaluate the County’s violence prevention programs. The task force will also submit recommendations to ensure a well-coordinated and systematic violence prevention effort in Prince George’s County.

WHAT: Youth and Gang Violence Task Force Report Presentation

WHO: Prince George’s County Council
Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force

WHEN: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
10:00 a.m.

WHERE: County Administration Building
Council Hearing Room, First Floor
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

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