After School Crime
Gainesville Police say they are seeing an overwhelming increase in violent juvenile crime.
"In our community, we're seeing more and more everyday," said Gainesville Police Lieutenant Keith Kameg.
But at least one after school program, is trying to change that. Reichert House workers will pick up teen boys as soon as the school day ends.
Parents say, it makes all the difference.
Tyese Trammell is a single mother of four. Her three boys go to the Reichert House everyday.
"Their father's not there for them and it's a good role model to see adult black men to be there and give their time," said Trammell
Kameg says juvenile crime has gotten to the point where, "we can't arrest our way out of it."
Police applaud the Reichert House but say to end the problem, more parents need to get involved in their children's lives.
Anne Imanuel, WCJB TV20 News
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