Causes of Increased Violence Among Urban Teens and Some Solutions on Focus Western New England

The Centers for Disease Control reports that violence is a leading cause of death among young people in the country. That’s so called good and bad kids in Hartford, Springfield, Worcester, Holyoke, and Chicopee, among other cities. In Massachusetts, Governor Deval Patrick has stated repeatedly since he began his 2nd term – reduced youth violence is one of his top priorities, and his budget proposal has in some instances boosted funding toward that goal.