MEDIA ADVISORY

YOUTH, GANGS & WITNESS INTIMIDATION TO BE DISCUSSED AT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBSWashington, DC - The National Center for Victims of Crime will present the results of its ground-breaking study, Snitches Get Stitches: Youth, Gangs, and Witness Intimidation in Massachusetts, with the participation of Police Commissioner Edward Davis, at the Yawkey Boys & Girls Club in Roxbury. Snitches Get Stitches: Youth, Gangs, and Witness Intimidation in Massachusetts reports the views of urban Massachusetts youth on the impact of gangs in their communities and schools and their ideas for making it safer for youth to communicate with authorities about crimes they have witnessed. “This study shows that urban youth may be more willing to cooperate with the police than was previously thought,” said Mary Lou Leary, executive director of the National Center for Victims of Crime. WHAT: Snitches Get Stitches: Youth, Gangs, and Witness Intimidation in Massachusetts WHEN: April 10, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Boys & Girls Clubs of Roxbury 115 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 WHO: Edward Davis, Commissioner, Boston Police Department Dan Conley, District Attorney of Suffolk County Linda Whitlock, President/CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston Mary Lou Leary, Executive Director, National Center for Victims of Crime