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Program aims to find teens jobs, lower risk of youth violence

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Program aims to find teens jobs, lower risk of youth violence

Seven people were killed and 46 others were shot in one of the bloodiest weekends this year in Chicago. Four of the dead were between the ages of 16-24, a demographic that is most at risk for gun violence, but also suffers from having the city’s highest unemployment rates. Experts see a correlation if not a connection. Can jobs help reduce crime? Evelyn Diaz, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services and Shari Runner, senior vice president for strategy and community development, Chicago Urban League. (Photo: WBEZ)

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