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Council of the District of Columbia

Council of the District of Columbia

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Published by Susie Cambria
B18-367, “Youth and Young Adult Promise Act of 2009”
Opening Statement

Mr. Chairman, thank you for allowing me to join you for part of this hearing on this critical legislation. As a co-introducer, I am glad to see this bill moving forward.
This past summer there was a large amount of debate regarding effective crime fighting tools and strategies, and while I am confident that the Crime Bill that was passed did provide our police with a variety of new and strengthened crime fighting tools that will assist them, I also know that strengthened law enforcement tools alone will never adequately address crime in our city. The problem of crime, especially youth related crime, is far more complicated than law enforcement is equipped to address, we will never arrest our way out of the problem, instead crime must be dealt with at its root causes which are poverty, unemployment, lack of education, mental illness, and substance abuse. This is not just my opinion, this has been empirically proven time and time again.
B18-367, “Youth and Young Adult Promise Act of 2009”
Opening Statement

Mr. Chairman, thank you for allowing me to join you for part of this hearing on this critical legislation. As a co-introducer, I am glad to see this bill moving forward.
This past summer there was a large amount of debate regarding effective crime fighting tools and strategies, and while I am confident that the Crime Bill that was passed did provide our police with a variety of new and strengthened crime fighting tools that will assist them, I also know that strengthened law enforcement tools alone will never adequately address crime in our city. The problem of crime, especially youth related crime, is far more complicated than law enforcement is equipped to address, we will never arrest our way out of the problem, instead crime must be dealt with at its root causes which are poverty, unemployment, lack of education, mental illness, and substance abuse. This is not just my opinion, this has been empirically proven time and time again.

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Council of the District of ColumbiaCouncil of the District of ColumbiaCouncil of the District of ColumbiaCouncil of the District of Columbia
 
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Office of At-Large Councilmember Michael A. Brown_______ 
 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW ~ Suite 406Washington, DC 20002
B18-367, “Youth and Young Adult Promise Act of 2009”Opening Statement
Mr. Chairman, thank you for allowing me to join you for part of this hearingon this critical legislation. As a co-introducer, I am glad to see this bill movingforward.This past summer there was a large amount of debate regarding effectivecrime fighting tools and strategies, and while I am confident that the Crime Bill thatwas passed did provide our police with a variety of new and strengthened crimefighting tools that will assist them, I also know that strengthened law enforcementtools alone will never adequately address crime in our city. The problem of crime,especially youth related crime, is far more complicated than law enforcement isequipped to address, we will never arrest our way out of the problem, instead crimemust be dealt with at its root causes which are poverty, unemployment, lack of education, mental illness, and substance abuse. This is not just my opinion, this hasbeen empirically proven time and time again.The District has a poverty rate near 20%, our child poverty rate is closer to30%, we have a substance abuse rate that is 40% higher than the national average,we have an unemployment rate of over 11%, and we have an adult illiteracy rate of 36%, these statistics tell us that no matter how good of a police force we have andhow many tools the council provides to them, our city will not begin to truly tacklecrime until these realities are changed. This bill will begin to do that by investing in“data driven decision-making” and “evidenced-based programs” that take on theseroot causes of crime. These are the kinds of policies that the reports have

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