NPR Spotlight on Advance Peace
NPR’s All Things Considered spotlights the work of Advance Peace founder, DeVone Boggan. Boggan developed a fellowship program that offers young men involved in lethal firearm offenses counseling, social services, a job and a chance to travel if they develop a “life map,” agree to stay in contact every day and stay out of trouble. Then the fellowship will pay them up to a $1,000 a month for nine months.
“If you believe that simply paying someone a stipend will reduce gun crimes in cities where gun crimes are long and loud, you’re wrong. We’ve done something much, much more comprehensive than that,” he says.
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