More violence in Long Island – and a conference on how to stop it
March 11, 2010 § Leave a comment
Criminal justice experts are getting together to discuss options for preventing youth violence and gangs next month at Hofstra in Long Island. I’ll be speaking along with keynote Alfonso Wyatt of the Fund for the City of New York, Jeffrey Butts of John Jay, and prosecutors from around the region about who the gangs are, where the violence comes from, and what to do about it.
The timing is good: Hempstead High School, one of the main settings of Gangs in Garden City, has been dealing with more violence this week. As one student put it: “Hempstead is one little town, but everyone is divided.”
The conference is Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Hofstra’s Student Center.