Juvenile crime rates have dropped in Alachua county, but in neighboring Marion County a number of high-profile teen crimes have the community on guard. As WUFT’FM’s Paula Cunniffe reports, support is needed in schools to reach out to students and prevent teen violence and teen crimes.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/TeenMurderPlot.mp3]
Approximately 1.6 million children in the United States live on the streets every night. Interface Youth Center is working in Gainesville to combat this problem and educate the public on the resources available to any child or family in trouble.