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City Officials to Discuss Prevention of Youth Violence in Philadelphia

March 18, 2009


Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey will discuss the state of youth violence in Philadelphia during a live radio broadcast hosted by Dr. Charles Williams, assistant clinical professor and director of Drexel’s Center for the Prevention of School Aged Violence.

Williams will question his guests on why more funding is not applied to preventing crime rather than incarcerating offenders. He will also detail his own plans for how Drexel’s Center can help curb youth violence in Philadelphia.

The panel will include the perspectives of police officials, policy makers, professors and attorneys.


· Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison

· Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey

· Dr. Myrna Shure, professor of developmental psychology at Drexel University

· J. C. Lore, associate clinical professor of law and co-director of the Children’s Justice Clinic at Rutgers University

When: Wednesday March 18, 2009, 9:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

Where: Mitchell Auditorium at the Edmund D. Bossone Enterprise Research Center (Market Street between 31st and 32nd Streets)


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Noah Cohen, News Media Bureau Associate 215-895-2705, 267-228-5599 (cell) or

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