Suffolk Initiative on Youth

Suffolk Initiative on Youth Crime Prevention Plan Update Suffolk City Council September 1, 2010


  • In 2006, the Suffolk City Council appointed a task force comprised of over 30 representatives including city agencies and departments, local law enforcement, youth service providers, business leaders, faith-based organizations, teachers, parents, and youth.
  • As a result of City Council's vision and guidance a comprehensive strategy and plan to address youth crime and violence was developed.
  • The implementation of this plan has provided greater opportunities for our young people to learn, grow, and become productive members of the community.
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  • Based on the findings gathered in each phase of development of the plan, 12 strategic initiatives with corresponding action items were identified.
  • To date, 71% of these initiatives have been completed through collaborations and partnerships between city agencies and community partners.