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Reaching out to curb the violence
Ministers, workers try to serve youth
Boston Globe - Boston, Mass.
Subjects: Teenagers; Violent crime; Crime prevention; Clergy
Author: Andersen, Travis
Date: Jun 14, 2010
Start Page: B.1
Section: Metro
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Emmett Folgert - executive director of the Dorchester Youth Collaborative, which works with at-risk teenagers - said he plans to begin meeting with the families of young shooting suspects when he has a prior relationship with those arrested. The Rev. Bruce Wall, pastor of the Global Ministries Christian Church in Dorchester, said in an e-mail that his church is working with Boston police this summer to launch what he calls the Codman Square State of Emergency Plan, in which volunteers will hit streets identified by police as trouble spots and deal with the warring parties.

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