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Straight Talk: Response to Gang Violence

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015 — Portland Police Bureau Assistant Chief Kevin Modica, PPB Officer Marci Jackson, and Erika Preuitt of Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, appeared on the TV show Straight Talk with Laural Porter to discuss the recent gang violence in Portland.

The three said intervention at the family level, ensuring young people are supported in safe activities and family environments, is key to keeping young people from joining gangs, and breaking the cycle of violence. Watch Parts 1 and 2 below.


Part 1


Part 2