One out of 20 children in the United States killed last year were in Mahoning County.

That's according to Youngstown Police during an event on gun violence for parents held in March.

Now, the Mahoning Juvenile Court and Operation Keepsake will host a Youth Gun Violence Summit at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County library in downtown Youngstown.

The event will be held on April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the library's media room.

It will feature speakers like Amy Ast, the executive director of the Ohio Department of Youth Services, Jill Beeker, the deputy director of the Ohio Public Defender Office and a representative from the F.B.I.

"The forum was assembled to respond to the serious concern confronting our families," said Judge Theresa Dellick in a news release. "The Summit will address the issue statewide and locally."

Two films will be showed during the summit that were made by local students under the direction of Operation Keepsake. Dellick said the films capture the reality of gun violence in the community.

A public discussion will be held to listen to the public's concerns and suggestions on how they can counter gun violence in the valley.

Additionally, information on community programs will be provided at the free event.

"It is important for families to understand they are not alone. Support and resources are available," said Peggy Pecchio, the executive director of Operation Keepsake.