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Lt. Gov. Wyman Invites Residents to Governor's Commission on Youth and Urban Violence Public Hearing to Discuss Draft Report

(Hartford, CT) - Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Chair of the Governor's Commission on Youth and Urban Violence, reminded residents that the Commission will be holding a public hearing to discuss the draft report released on January 25, 2016. The report offers analysis and recommendations for identifying risk factors of youth violence in high-crime communities, establishing better partnerships to reduce violence, and prioritizing opportunities for youth in school and the workforce.

"Throughout the year, the Commission heard public comment that was instrumental in creating the recommendations and partnerships we are proposing here," said Lt. Governor Wyman. "We hope residents will join us and take this opportunity to weigh in at the public hearing, or submit their thoughts to my office. Crime in Connecticut is at nearly a 50-year low-now is the time to build on these successes and ensure our young people have safe neighborhoods, access to opportunity, and the supports they need to succeed."

Created by Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Wyman in March 2015, the Commission on Youth and Urban Violence was charged with reviewing the causes of youth violence in urban areas and developing recommendations that will further reduce the rate of violent crime.

The public hearing will be held at the Hartford Public High School library, 55 Forest Street, Hartford at 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016. Residents may also submit comments on the report to



Juliet Manalan
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