The Craig Fahle Show

"Ceasefire Detroit" Aims to Curb Violence in Detroit

Tuesday, Septmeber 3, 2013

Craig speaks with former Detroit Deputy Mayor, and Director of Ceasefire Detroit, Saul Green.

The program, Operation Ceasefire (Ceasefire Detroit), was piloted in Boston, dramatically reduced youth homicide rates by as much as 66 percent. "Ceasefire" brings gang members into meetings with community members, social service representatives, and law enforcement officials. Last August, Department of Justice Administrator Melodee Hanes said the city would receive a $1.5 million Community-Based Violence Prevention award. Detroit is one of six cities in the Obama administration’s National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.