Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Gangs and Youth Violence in Rochester

Join us in the Dugan Center for this Downtown Community Forum Program and bring along a friend, student, family member, neighbor or colleague. Please forward this e-mail so we can bring our community together as we explore issues and exchange ideas.

"Gangs and Youth Violence in Rochester"
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 / 5:30 - 7:00 PM
There is no charge for this program.

Co-sponsored by:
The Human Services Club at MCC Damon City Campus

Officer Moses Robinson, Rochester Police Department School Resource Officer and President of the Western New York Chapter of East Coast Gang Investigators Association

At a January 2006 meeting of the New York State Commission of Investigation, testimony confirmed that gang activity is no longer limited to the inner-city. In fact, gang activity is rampant both upstate and downstate in rural and suburban areas.

Officer Moses Robinson, a local gang expert, indicates that at least 50 gangs operate in the Rochester area. Since 1999 the RPD has seen a marked increase in gang activity that finds gangs such as the Bloods and Crips recruiting children as young as 9 years of age. Gangs are about violence and thrive on crime and more that 50% of gang activity involves drug buyers who come from the suburbs of Rochester.

Join us as Officer Robinson speaks about street gangs and youth violence in Rochester’s urban, suburban and rural areas. Officer Robinson states that community involvement is essential: “We need everyone involved…If you’re not part of the solution; you’re part of the problem.”

Location: The Dugan Center at St. Mary's Church, 15 St. Mary's Place, Rochester, NY 14607, (585) 232-7140 x16

Click below for map, directions and parking information.

Kera M. Neylan
Executive Director
Downtown Community Forum
15 St. Mary's Place
Rochester, NY 14607

585.232.7140 x16
585.232.4483 (fax)

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