Community leaders have identified religious leaders as a key component in a society wide effort to reduce street violence.
Recent studies show that many teenagers, even those who commit violent crimes, still possess a strong knowledge of right and wrong and a strong moral center based around family.
That data suggests that the majority of kids are not bad, but rather are in a bad situation.
As part of our ongoing look into the segments of society that are pitching in to help reduce street crime not only with enforcement but also with prevention, Kevin MacDowell talks to local religious leaders about the role of the church in keeping guns and violence off Erie streets.
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