What the candidates will do to address youth violence

<p>Metro's gubernatorial series begins with a question from Roxbury resident Chris McCarthy.</p>

 

 

 

We need to do more to make after school and summer opportunities available, [this includes] working for one of our internship programs so young people have a safe, structured and supervised environment around responsible adults so they are safe when their not in school.

 

The third thing has nothing to do with the legislature and has to do with all of us taking responsibility for children. When I was growing up every child was under the supervision of every adult on the block. We had a sense that all adults were paying attention to these children.


We’re going to have to find our way back to that sense of community, that spirit of having a common cause and stake in each other. That part has nothing to do with governing but it does have to do with how we build stronger communities.


Deval Patrick

 
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