Like many Marylanders, I am concerned about the violence that occurs at the hands of our young people. We turn on the news and are bombarded with sensationalized coverage of it every day. The fear of such violence appears more widespread than ever, and that fear has given way to false narratives. But we can’t solve the problem if we aren’t working from reality.
Maryland DJS secretary: ‘Many of the assumptions that society seems to hold about youth violence are wrong.’
September 13, 2023