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“White House to honor Dorchester Youth Collaborative founder,” Dorchester Reporter, April 3, 2012

"Mayor Menino Announces Nearly $10 Million in New Violence Prevention Funding," November 16, 2011

"Mayor Menino Meets With DOJ Officials to Accept $2 Million Grant for Community-Based Youth Violence," Prevention Program (Press Release), Mayor's Office, August 23, 2011

"When Youths Kill Youths," By Josh Allen, The Crime Report, March 28, 2011


"Camden in program to reduce violence," Courier Post, September 20, 2012

"Menendez, Mayor Redd Applaud The City Of Camden's Inclusion To The National Forum On Youth Violence Prevention," Menendez Press Release, September 20, 2012


“Chicago teen in national youth violence summit,” WLS-TV/DT, September 26, 2013

“Chicago aims to reduce youth violence by half,” By Wendell Hutson, Chicago City Hall Examiner, April 6, 2012


"Chief Godbee Speaks on Youth Violence," WXYZ - Detroit, August 9, 2012

"Detroit Gets $1.5M Grant to Fight Youth Violence," CBS Detroit, August 9, 2012

“Detroit Recognized As Pioneer In Youth Violence Prevention,” CBS 62, April 3, 2012

“2 Detroiters to be recognized as part of White House’s Champions of Change Program,” By Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, April 3, 2012

"Bing Updates City on Youth Violence Initiatives," CBS Detroit, September 28, 2011


"Louisville Leaders Look to Tie Efforts Together to Reduce Violence," By Jacob Ryan, WPFL News, 89.3


"Memphians Attend Youth Violence Summit," By George Brown, WREG-TV Memphis, September 26, 2013

"Wharton: ‘We’ve got wars going on in our streets,’" By Jason Miles WMC-TV Memphis, September 26, 2013

"Memphis part of national youth violence forum," My FOX Memphis, December 11, 2012

"Live Interview with Eugene Schneeberg," My FOX Memphis, August 21, 2012

“Rev. Keith Norman,” By Nancy B. Allen, CBS Memphis, April 6, 2012

"NEWS: White House honors Marlon Foster as a 'Champion of Change' at National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention," United Way of the Mid-South, April 5, 2012

“Memphis Preacher Keith Norman speaks to panel on youth violence prevention,” By Bartholomew Sullivan, The Commercial Appeal, April 3, 2012

"Officials Increase Crime Prevention Programs," By Bill Dries, Memphis Daily News, August 31, 2011

"Daily Digest - City Police, County Sheriff Revive Joint Gang Unit," By Bill Dries, Memphis Daily News, August 30, 2011

"Memphis Working To Fight Youth Violence," By Joy Lambert, ABC 24, August 29, 2011.


"Minneapolis selected to join national forum on youth violence prevention," City of Minneapolis, September 19, 2012

New Orleans

"Mayors work to reduce crime rates," MSNBC, September 26, 2013


“Nutter-Landrieu speech puts focus on urban violence,” By Claudia Vargas and Jonathan Tamari, The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 28, 2013

“City of Philadelphia to Participate in National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Meeting,” City of Philadelphia, December 6, 2012

"City getting $1.5M grant to aid fight against youth violence," By Jan Ransom, Philadelphia Daily News, September 20, 2012

"Two teens shot on SEPTA train, gunman at large," By Kenneth Moton, ABC 6 (Philadelphia), September 19, 2012

"Mayor Nutter and Justice Department Officials Announce New Efforts To Prevent Youth Violence," City of Philadelphia, September 19, 2012


"Salinas Looked at as a Model for Efforts in Reducing Youth Violence," By Krista Almanzan, 90.3 KAZU, August 21, 2014

"Federal officials 'delighted' with Salinas youth violence decline: Long-term approach gets results locally and in other cities," By Ana Ceballos, Monterey Herald, August 20, 2014

"Salinas leaders head to Washington for youth violence forum," By Tom Miller, KSBW-TV, September 23, 2013

"Feds Tour Violence-plagued Closter Park in Salinas," NBC-KSBW, August 15, 2012

"Federal Officials with Anti-violence Forum See Big Changes in Salinas," By Julia Reynolds, The Herald Monterey County, August 16, 2012

“Editorial: Central Coast crime fighters win national accolades,” By Joseph Heston, KSBW 8, April 6, 2012

“Two Salinas residents to be honored at White House,” KSBW News, April 3, 2012

“Salinas officials joining anti-gang summit in Washington, DC,” By Jeannie Evers, Monterey County Herald, April 2, 2012

"REACHING OUT: Salinas Police Establish office, walk the beat in Hebbron Area," By Julia Reynolds, The Herald, January 9, 2012

"Faith groups hold hope for Salinas' gang fight: Leaders can help change community attitudes," By Julia Reynolds; Monterey County Herald, August 19, 2011

"Feds see city's anti-gang efforts in visit to Salinas: Salinas: Officials brainstorm ideas, offer help during tour," By Julia Reynolds, Monterey County Herald, August 18, 2011

"NPS report offers ideas to counter Salinas gangs," By Julia Reynolds, Monterey County Herald, August 17, 2011

"Salinas Shootings on Downward Trend," By Julia Reynolds, Monterey County Herald, August 14, 2011

"Federal reps to visit Salinas in ongoing fight against gang violence," By Sunita Vijayan, The Californian, August 15, 2011

"Big stage for Salinas anti-gang plan," By Jim Johnson, Monterey County Herald, March 29, 2011

"Salinas Developing Own Gang Strategy," By Julia Reynolds, Monterey County Herald, March 23, 2011

"Counterinsurgency in the Desert: Fighting Gangs in Salinas," By Rina Palta, KALW News, Feb. 28, 2011

San Jose

"U.S. Department Of Justice Visits San Jose As Gang Violence Trends Downward," CBS SF Bay Area, August 22, 2014

"Justice Officials in SJ to Talk about Gang Violence Prevention," By Karina Rusk, ABC-KGO-TV, August 14, 2012

"San Jose Shares Gang Prevention Tips with Other Cities," KQED News, August 15, 2012

“San Jose Gang Task Force Gets National Attention,” By Mike Colgan, CBS San Francisco, April 2, 2012

"Santa Clara County gets $50K for gang prevention," KGO-TV, August 26, 2011

"San Jose's Gang-Prevention Efforts in Spotlight during Visit by Federal Officials," By Mark Gomez, San Jose Mercury News, August 26, 2011


General News

“Attorney General Eric Holder calls scourge of youth violence ‘Too great to ignore,’” By MaryAlice Parks, ABC News, September 26, 2013

“Camden, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia Join U.S. Youth Violence Program,” The Crime Report, September 20, 2012

“Attorney General Eric Holder Expands National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention to Ten Cities,” DOJ Press Release, September 19, 2012

“Mayor returns from youth violence conference with ideas for Newburgh,” Mid-Hudson News, April 4, 2012

“6 Cities Discuss Youth Violence, L.A. Mayor Touts Antigang Work,” Crime Report, April 3, 2012

“Mayor Villaraigosa defends L.A. anti-gang program,” By Ian Duncan, Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2012

“Sebelius: Youth Violence Leads to Asthma and Obesity,” By Penny Starr, CNS News, April 2, 2012

“Champions of Change.” The White House

“Leaders meet in DC to discuss youth violence,” MSNBC

“If I Grow Up”—Not “When,” By Ted Gest, The Crime Report, April 5, 2011

"Federal agencies host summit on preventing youth violence," April 04, 2011

"Oakland Raiders Team Chaplain participates in National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention in Wash," The Tenacious Group

"When Youths Kill Youths," By Josh Allen, Crime Report, March 28, 2011

"Six Cities Participate in National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention," By Michael Karpman, National League of Cities