EXTRA: Stopping Teen Violence
While students are on summer break, some are staying productive, but others are finding their way into trouble. Authorities say juvenile crime spikes during the summer months. It’s an issue that’s caught the attention of advocates and city officials, and they’re trying to do something about it. The influx in juvenile crimes is one of many reasons why city leaders and places like Common Ground are trying to keep children safe from the streets during the summer.
Ministries like Common Ground are working closely with students of all ages. Montgomery city officials say they’re also doing their part to help. For mothers who’ve lost their children to juvenile crimes, they say their hope is that young people will listen to their message. Common Ground and Montgomery Activity Center say they cover the majority of the expenses for children, with parents covering a small fee for the entire summer.