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Three Baltimore high schools will pilot violence-intervention program

October 26, 2022
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Three Baltimore high schools will pilot a violence-intervention program starting next spring, Mayor Brandon Scott announced Tuesday. School-based specialists will start to work with students, families and school administrators during the spring semester of the 2022-2023 school year to mediate conflicts and help young people develop problem-solving skills, according to a news release. Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School, Carver Vocational Technical High School and Digital Harbor High School were selected for the launch. Each school will employ three school-based violence interrupters who will be trained to mediate conflicts. A community-based organization will be tapped to oversee the program at each school, which will be run in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, and eight student ambassadors will help get it established.

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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