Heller comments on lasting safety benefit of youth employment programs
"The Pandemic Has Hindered Many of the Best Ideas for Reducing Violence" - New York Times. 10/6/2020.
"They're clearly keeping kids safe. It's not always consistent, but violence is going down, criminal justice involvement is going down. Where we can measure it in New York, mortality is going down, and it seems to be from homicides," said Sara Heller, PSC Faculty Associate & assistant professor of economics, on the presence of youth employment programs and the reduction of violent crime among participants, even well after the programs have ended.