Baltimore unveils summer youth engagement strategy
Baltimore leaders on Wednesday announced details of the mayor's youth engagement strategy. The plan, called "B'More This Summer," takes effect at the start of the Memorial Day weekend. Mayor Brandon Scott said the curfew is part of his broader vision to increase youth activities this summer. According to the mayor's office, the approach to the youth curfew has never been tried before in Baltimore. It's a combination of structured youth activities and social work, and the role of the police, officials emphasized, will be limited. More than 300 young people provided input into Baltimore's curfew plan. The mayor said it's designed with youth activities in mind to keep them safe and engaged and to prevent unnecessary interaction with police. It mirrors the mayor's holistic approach to fighting crime.