CHICAGO – State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, will join leading doctors from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, youth, parents and others to talk about the need to prevent youth violence and increase investment in youth employment and trauma services at a press conference Wednesday, May 25 at 11 a.m. at the Thompson Center.

Ford will also preview an Illinois House Public Safety and Violence Prevention Task Force meeting scheduled for Thursday that will focus on the intersection of trauma, structural racism and mental health in Illinois youth.

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