1.Address the root causes of youth violence and develop viable solutions to address problems that continue to have a detrimental affect on our communities.
2.Provide community members with the information, tools, skills and the network necessary to access and utilize existing prevention and intervention resources effectively, as well as to troubleshoot everyday situations and conflicts peacefully.
3.Raise awareness around the state of youth crime, violence and incarceration – recent trends, issues and findings – as well as the existing solutions, alternatives, best practices and community resources related to these problems.
4.Develop youth leadership among at-risk and youth-involved youth through a series of leadership training academies to orient them towards successful employment and/or matriculation at local colleges and/or workforce development sites.
5.Work with key community stakeholders and elected officials to develop policies for crime prevention/intervention and community safety that are premised on positive police-community relations, community development and empowerment, and long-term investment towards a decrease in the juvenile detention/incarceration and recidivism rate.
6.Submit policy recommendations to state legislators that reflect the findings and the agreed upon solutions to the numerous issues and challenges identified during the ongoing fact finding activities of S.N.U.G.
S. Street Intervention and Stopping the Violence
1. Violence Interrupters and outreach to high-risk youth
2. Support for and coordination with police and law enforcement
3. Clearly communicating community values against shootings and Violence
4. Engaging schools and educators as part of the solution
Chairs: senator perkins; assembly member robinson; lance & todd fuertado>
N. National, State and Local Funding
1. Funding for all alternatives
2. legislation to help implement solutions
3. Public and Private support for intervention and prevention as part of the response.
Chairs: Elected officials
U. Use of Celebrities and Centers
1. Development of comprehensive public relations effort, including celebrity PSAs and materials
2. Reopening and revitalization of existing community centers, creation of new bunkers and community "safe haven" storefronts for youth
Chairs: Assembly Member Towns; Charles Fisher; NYCHA Chairman Hernandez
G. Gangs, Guns, & Gainful Employment
1. Real-World gang awareness and prevention initiatives.
2. New efforts to stop the spread of illegal guns, including new law enforcement efforts targeting "middlemen" and gun-running
3. Connections to employment and economic alternatives
Chairs: Senator Hassell-Thompson; Mark Claxton
Governor David Paterson
|Senator Malcolm Smith|
|Hip Hop Youth Summit Council|
United Nations Support
|Rockefeller Drug Law Reform|
Join S.N.U.G Community
|East New York’s Man Up Inc|
Congressmen Charles Rangel
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