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How Cincinnati aims to stop youth violence this summer before it starts

People stand with their backs toward the camera, at the entrance to Ziegler Park.
Bill Rinehart
Cincinnati Police clear Ziegler Park on Saturday, May 11, 2024, after a fistfight drew dozens of young spectators.

Youth violence tends to spike in the summer after schools let out for the year.

This year, Cincinnati leaders say they’re working to prevent the problems before they start.

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On Cincinnati Edition, we’ll talk about the agencies and organizations coming together to give children and teens safe, free places to spend their time – and opportunities to work.

More information about activities and opportunities available for Cincinnati youth is available online.


· Chief Teresa Theetge, Cincinnati Police Department

· Daniel Betts, director, Cincinnati Recreation Commission

· Derrick Rogers, director, Community Partnering Center & Youth Program, Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio

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