CPD, CPS focus on hot spots, guard training

October 27, 2009 2:36:09 PM PDT
Officials with Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Police Department promise to work closely with the juvenile justice system to prevent youth violence.On Tuesday, Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis and schools CEO Ron Huberman attended a youth violence summit on Chicago's West Side. It included representatives from law enforcement and the state's child welfare agency.

Huberman says the district's 2,000 security guards will be trained to work more closely with students to try to prevent violence. Superintendent Weis says prevention is hard to measure but that police will focus their efforts on hot spots around the city.

"This weekend two young men were killed 7 students were injured in shootings and yet the roar of silence is what you hear in all too many of the communities. We really need to have the help of the community to help solve these crimes," said Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis.

More meetings are planned with community groups in the coming weeks to address youth violence.


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