Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott on Tuesday gave an update on the Community Violence Intervention Ecosystem, a program aimed at reducing crime in the city.
The program was launched in April 2022. Scott noted that as of Tuesday, homicides were down 19%, and nonfatal shootings were down 18% since the introduction of the program.
Scott said the city is losing too many individuals to gun violence, especially young people.
The Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement director Shantay Jackson said they're preparing to launch a school-based intervention program in the fall.
The Safe Passage Program would be launched in the fall. It would entail getting kids to and from school safely.
Baltimore has experienced above 300 homicides the last eight years. Scott said curing Baltimore's violence is his top responsibility.