Published at Juvenile Justice Information Exchange; 12/21/22

Damon Daniel is president and CEO of AdHoc Group Against Crime, which operates in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The organization’s wide-ranging services include working with hospitals on a violence intervention program. 

“The interesting thing about youth, particularly in the situations we find them, they are not forthcoming with information,” he said. 

“A lot of them don’t know what they need. Sometimes, if the incident happened at home and if it is someone who knew them, the request for relocation comes up, unless that person has been apprehended. It really depends on the situation. Some are not even willing to participate or talk. Some of that could be fear, or in some cases, it’s mistrust, which is understandable … In some cases, they might not have been the intended target,” Daniel said. 

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