To understand the many dimensions to an issue, engaging the community is essential to understanding the context for data.
To bring this data to life, we asked New Orleans residents how they relate to the data in The Youth Index 2016. Here’s what they had to say about the topic of Child and Youth Homicides:
Homicide and crime are a result of so many uphill problems that go unresolved from crimes related to overcrowding, aggression, and limited resources to education and unemployment. Providing training necessary for an individual to become employable or prepared to make a living is key. Without a real system to address social and economic oppression, isolation, and segregation, we will continue to experience disproportionate rates of these types of crime.”
– African American Male, Professor, Age 39