Jenese Brownhill speaks on Youth Violence

Mayor Wu Convenes Task Force on Youth Violence

With rising incidents of juvenile crime, including a spate of youth-involved shootings and firearms arrests, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has announced the creation of a new city task force aimed at preventing youth violence and addressing the trauma of victimized individuals, families and communities.

Jenese Brownhill, Director of JRI's Juvenile Justice Division was recently interviewed for this story pertaining to the task force on youth violence.


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