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Safety summit held at YSU

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A safety summit was held at Youngstown State University on Saturday.

It was held to bring agencies and the community together to share crime prevention efforts.

Dr. Cynthia Anderson says the university is committed in taking an active role in preventing violent crimes in light of the off campus shooting that claimed the life of Jamal Johnson and injured other YSU students over a year ago.

"We have experts on our campus who can assist in so many different ways and we want to get our students involved as well. So it's very important these initiatives start here," Dr. Anderson said.

"It's very important today that we bring together law enforcement, community based organizations, faith based organizations to look at strategies and to look at the kinds of approaches we need to take to reduce violence in the Youngstown area and our region," said Dr. Joseph Mosca, Dean, YSU Health and Human Services.

FBI Agent Mike Cizmar gave the keynote address.

Representatives from the U.S. Marshals Office, Youngstown Police Department, Mahoning County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies took part in the discussions.

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