Youth Violence Intervention & Prevention

ERIE, AUG. 23– The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing with the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus to discuss methods of youth violence intervention and prevention. The hearing, titled Youth Violence Intervention and Prevention, was held at the Eagle’s Nest Leadership Corporation on Tuesday, August 23 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. The committee heard testimony from nonprofit leaders, community organizers and advocates working to end gun violence. They highlighted success stories in programs designed to prevent youth violence and intervene when young people are involved in crimes and violence. 

Host + Testifiers

  • Hosts: Reps. Donna Bullock (D-Philadelphia) and Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie)
  • Testifiers:
    • Bishop Dwayne Brock, CEO, Eagles Nest Leadership Development Corporation
    • Josh Fleitman, Western PA Manager, CeaseFire PA
    • Michael Outlaw, Community Liaison, City of Erie
    • Pastor Darrell K. Cook, Christ Community Church, Erie

Agenda + Testimony

Media Release + News Coverage