Building Bridges to a Better Community
Perhaps you’re already familiar with Fort Wayne Urban League’s report on an action plan against community violence. Perhaps, though, this is the first time you’ve seen it and so we’ve shared it here.
Fort Wayne natives increasingly perceive their communities to be menaced by violence and fear that public institutions cannot maintain social order. Violence-and the fear of violence-have changed the way people live, their interactions with intimates and strangers, the way they raise their children, and their confidence in public officials.
As the number of violent crimes committed by young people under the age of 18 has increased in recent years, the problem of African American youth violence has been elevated to an issue of national concern. Since 1980, the number of violent crimes committed by juveniles has climbed steadily [National Center for Policy Analysis].
- This paper will make an attempt to provide solutions for community violence in the Fort Wayne.
- Finally, this paper will present a layered community approach to successfully reducing violence, focusing on a comprehensive community driven local responses to violence.”
Click through to a PDF copy of the report, Building Bridges to a Better Community Final Report 13 II