Baltimore City to Host 5th National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence

Baltimore City will be this year’s host to the 5th National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence — an event that is expected to include 600 participants from more than 30 cities.

As reported in The Baltimore Sun:

Along with representatives from cities nationwide, several national figures will attend, including U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Secretary of Education John King and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez.

Theron Pride, chief of staff for the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, said the city made a good hosting site because of its active involvement with the program and proximity to Washington.

“In previous years we’ve held the Summit in D.C. or the surrounding area,” Pride said. “Baltimore is a perfect pick because it is a welcoming host city and committed to efforts to reduce youth violence.”

The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, an initiative President Barack Obama started in 2010, will run the convention along with the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, another Obama administration program.

For more information read the full article in The Baltimore Sun.