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City leaders, juvenile court officials meet to discuss crime

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah city leaders met with the folks at the Chatham Co. Juvenile Court Friday to talk about our young people and how to keep them out of jail. It was their first group meeting with judges. The juvenile court handles cases of children under the age of 17. Burglary is the most frequent felony they see and shoplifting is the most common misdemeanor. City leaders want to find new ways to curb the crime.

"We hope to talk about some of the problems in our community. We are also hoping to come up with some of the solutions and some ways we can all work together in the community to make a difference," said Judge Patricia Stone, Chatham Co. Juvenile Court.

"We are very serious about trying to deter crime in our area as well as finding out what we can do to help our young people," said Mayor Edna Jackson, city of Savannah.

Jackson says this will not be the last meeting. She wants continued communication between all departments on this matter.

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