The New Orleans Fight Against Gun Violence

Publication Year:
2017
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Repository URL:
https://scholarworks.uno.edu/td/2374
Author(s):
Berry, Taylor E
Tags:
new orleans; gun; violence; youth; fight to end gun violence in new orleans; new orleans; gun; violence; youth; fight to end gun violence in new orleans; Juvenile Law; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Social Work
thesis / dissertation description
Gun violence in New Orleans has grown exponentially over the years. As a society we often forget to reflect on how gun violence effects the youth in our communities. Local members of the community in New Orleans have decided to come together to form organizations that can produce better outcomes for the youth in the New Orleans area, two of those organizations being Son of A Saint and the Youth Empowerment Project. Both of these organizations have started the journey to decreasing the amount of gun violence in the city.