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February 19, 2015

Nutter schedules anti-violence speech

Temple address to take place around noon today

Mayor Michael Nutter will deliver a 'major address" on youth safety Thursday afternoon at Temple University that will highlight Nutter's efforts to reduce violence.

The mayor's office released a report on youth violence back in 2013.

"Youth violence has many root causes: among them, joblessness and poverty; poor educational opportunities; a lack of adult role models; barriers to reentry for those who have been incarcerated; and a cycle of trauma and violence,"  the report said.

The mayor's strategy emphasized educational opportunities, mentorship and career development as ways to combat violence.

The speech will take place at Morgan Hall North starting at 11:45 a.m.