Juvenile Crime In Chicago

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communities. These programs proving job opportunities kept me out of trouble growing up in the streets of Chicago, and mentors from these after school matter program saved my life on numerous occasion. These youth programs give children a sense of hope by showing them that there are people who care about them, but most youth in these communities are typically in unstable homes. The number of school days in a year is essentially equal to the number of non-school days in a year. “Despite this split, most (63%) violent crimes committed by juveniles occur on school days. Nearly one-fifth (19%) of juvenile violent crimes occur in the 4 hours between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on school days. A smaller proportion of juvenile violent crime (15%) occurs during …show more content…

The government should generated a policy that create an integration within these surrounding states. “Cook said he found that 60 percent of guns recovered in connection with an arrest were from out of state. Twenty-four percent of the total pool of guns came from Indiana, which is "not regulated at all," (The Problem with Using Chicago, 2017). The gun laws in Chicago can only deny access to a limited amount of people, because of easy access to gun from out-of-state. “Over a longer period the Chicago Police Department had similar findings to Cook. Between 2002 and 2012, CPD tracked the origin of 50,000 guns, finding that more than half of them came into the city from other states” (The Problem with Using Chicago, 2017). The strict gun laws only provokes families to buy gun from out of state, because their worried about not being able to protect their families. My personal experience growing up in Chicago, my whole neighborhood had at least one gun in their home, and their number one reason for having a gun was for protection. Gun control laws are perceived as depriving the innocent people in the community from having the protection needed to defend their well-being, while criminal walk the streets armed every day. “Our gun strategy is only as strong as it is comprehensive, and it is constantly being undermined by events and occurrences happening outside the city—gun shows in surrounding counties, …show more content…

I spoke with Gina Massie, she had amazing things to say about the program. One of my fraternity brother “Ryan Gougis” was an intern in Springfield in which he mentioned this opportunity as well. The Paul Simon Institute had great feedback for the success rate of this program. I spoke with Linda Baker briefly about the program when she was at SIUC this week, and she gave me positive feedback as well as the encouragement to complete the application.
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