THIS VALENTINE’S DAY – SHOW THE YOUTH SOME LOVE!
YOUNG PEOPLE CALL ON LOS ANGELES CITY OFFICIALS TO REIMAGINE PUBLIC SAFETY THROUGH AN INVESTMENT IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
WHEN: 11AM, Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2017
WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall West Steps (200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012)
WHAT: The LA for Youth Campaign, representing young people and organizations across Los Angeles, is calling on the City of Los Angeles to reimagine public safety through the creation of a youth development department. Key components of the department would include youth jobs, youth centers, and community intervention workers. Youth will deliver Valentines, personal stories and a copy of a motion for the creation of the youth development department to the Mayor and City Council members.
The LA for Youth Campaign has also developed an extensive report, which addresses youth criminalization in Los Angeles and outlines what youth development is and why it is a critical component of public safety. The report highlights how other major American cities have invested in youth development and the outcomes they had. Finally, the report includes youth and community-driven recommendations for youth in the City of Los Angeles, while also outlining changes that should occur at the County level.
The report, Building a Positive Future for LA’s Youth, is available on the campaign’s website at www.laforyouth.org.
Reporters / News Outlets Contact:
Vanessa DeLeon – (562) 658-6317
Social media campaign, contact:
Gloria Gonzalez – (213) 822-4377