News Sections
Audio
Ballard Returns From Crime Solution Talks In DC
Updated July 22, 2014 7:01 AM
 Print    Archive    RSS

(INDIANAPOLIS) - There is no quick fix for violent crime in the country, but local leaders are looking into long-term solutions.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard returned from Washington, D.C. Monday after meeting with President Obama and other mayors to discuss crime solutions.

President Obama announced the expansion of 'My Brother's Keeper' during the meeting. The initiative is part of a growing plan to help young men of color reach their full potential by reducing dropout rates, improving academic achievements and giving alternatives to crime.

Indy leaders launched a program called 'Your Life Matters' earlier this summer. The program hires youth from high-crime, low-income communities for organizations like 'Clean for Green.'

Ballard said his time with other leaders reaffirmed that it will take similar opportunities and programs to keep a sector of the city's youth from turning to crime.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2014 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  About  |  Feedback