Published On: Fri, Sep 25th, 2015

Youth program focuses on community culture of at-risk teens

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A troubling common denominator in the majority of crimes committed in Savannah is the age of the suspects.More often than not, they are young teens. And it’s a trend that has not gone unnoticed by many in the community.One group is focusing on bringing hope to this crisis, and it isn’t about more police. For them, it’s about a culture that breeds this kind of youth. And because of that, it’s not police who have the power to stop it, it’s the community they are growing up in.”Kids that are now 12 and 13 are committing crimes that kids at 16 and 17 committed years ago, so the problem hasn’t gone away. And they’re getting younger, and that’s the scary part,” said Edward Chisolm, executive director of Chatham-Savannah Youth Futures Authority.

Source: Youth program focusing on community culture of at-risk teens – WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

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