New York, NY, December 15, 2008: Despite a general nationwide downturn in reported crime since the early 1990s, police departments and local newspapers in some cities across the country reported in 2007 and 2008 that the per capita violent crime rate in their jurisdictions has begun to creep up; in some areas the rate has increased significantly. To reduce crime, local elected officials have unveiled new crime-fighting strategies that include employment initiatives targeting people with criminal records.
These include wage supplements for employers, support of job training efforts, and more focused re-entry management efforts. For a link to the whole story, click here.
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