Yonkers officials work to counter surge in gang violence

Community leaders along with elected officials in Yonkers worked to stem the tide of violence through education and community outreach Saturday. Hundreds of young people and their parents were treated

News 12 Staff

Nov 18, 2006, 11:15 PM

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Community leaders along with elected officials in Yonkers worked to stem the tide of violence through education and community outreach Saturday.
Hundreds of young people and their parents were treated to some high stepping entertainment at the Riverfront Library as part of the second annual Youth Against Violence meeting. The city had four stabbings in the past week involving teens and young adults. One key message at Saturday's meeting was the need to reach out to the city's youth and educating them on the consequences of getting involved in gang culture as early as possible.
The Westchester County Legislature and the Westchester County Department of Social Services is giving $77,000 to the Nepperhan Community Center to provide programs and counseling to kids after school to help curb gang violence.


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