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Local organization works to promote peace and compassion in the community

(WEAA)—Following the recent rash of juvenile violent crimes, Val Jenkins, founder of the Baltimore nonprofit Hug Don't Shoot, joins the show to discuss the organization's mission of promoting peace and compassion in the community.

Jenkins emphasizes the need to address violence at the household level and collaborate with educational systems and stakeholders to create a long-lasting solution to crime.

She also highlights various initiatives her organization is involved in, such as feeding and clothing the homeless, supporting youth through events, and partnering with other businesses and organizations.

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