Newark Mayor rolls out community-based violence reduction strategy

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Community Street Team (NCST) Director Aqeela Sherrils, Health and Community Wellness Director Dr. Hanaa Hamdi, and NCST Street Workers described how the Community Street Team is reducing violence and engaging youth and young adults in city neighborhoods. The Newark Street Team is modeled on a program that has dramatically reduced violence in a section of the Watts district of Los Angeles

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