Senate Dems host hearing on engaging youth to prevent gun violence

State Senator Katie Muth, chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee, joined Senator Judy Schwank and Senator Art Haywood to host a public hearing on how to best engage youth to proactively address gun violence and crime.

Held Wednesday morning at the Alvernia College Towne Campus in downtown Reading, the hearing included three panels of testimony featuring experts from law enforcement, nonprofit service providers, the judicial system and state agencies, educators, policy experts, and advocates. Watch the full hearing on Facebook.

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Participants included Judge Scott E. Lash, Berks County Court of Common Pleas; Barbara Dancy, Berks County Juvenile Probation; Radarra McLendon, Founder, Village of Reading; Ebonie Cunningham Stringer, Executive Director, Berks Youth Violence Interruption and Intervention Program; and Michael Pennington, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

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