Philadelphia’s top cop offered promises of increased patrols around schools for the rest of the school year and during the holiday weekend to stem the rising tide of violence in Philadelphia.
At the same time, city police announced a new program designed to find and support those who are at risk of involvement with gun violence between the ages of 18 and 34, as part of the Philadelphia Roadmap to Safer Communities.
Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Resident Advisory Board will oversee the initiative along with leading non-profits that specialize in anti-violence efforts, Every Murder Is Real, and Father’s Day Rally Committee.
PHA head Kelvin Jeremiah said the aim is to turn people away from violence by offering alternatives such as viable job skills.
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