According to the official hearing notice (PDF),
To date, 110 homicides have been committed this year in the District, representing a 41 percent increase over last year. "These homicides and other violent crimes have devastated families and communities across the city," said McDuffie. "The purpose of this hearing is to discuss the steps that the city is taking to prevent and respond to violent crime, to address the underlying causes, and to prioritize community responses to what we must view as a public health crisis." Councilmember McDuffie has been discussing holistic strategies to combat crime in the District with Mayor Muriel Bowser, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier, representatives from federal partners, residents, and national and local organizations. As a result of those discussions and additional research and outreach by his office, McDuffie will be introducing a legislative package in September to offer community- and evidence-based solutions to violent crime.
If you are testifying at the hearing and are still working on your testimony, you might want to take a look at information, research, and plans. Some may be a bit dated but they are still valid.
- Preparing for east of the river youth crime meeting Apr. 24 contains research for organizations, particularly BIDs, wanting to play a role in crime reduction
- What is summer without the youth curfew discussion?
- Task force addressing juvenile crime in DC, on GGW, lists the proposals by task force convened by then-CM Tommy Wells (Ward 6)
- Youth Violence Myths and Realities
- Chavous Plan for Saving Our Youth
- Value of Positive Youth Development is a framework for developing youth programming and interventions
- Final Odmcyfe Youth Development Strategy 3 15 05 Final represents the work of the Williams admin and nonprofits to appropriately address youth crime, disconnection and violence