State lawmakers are looking at a measure to declare youth violence a public health epidemic.
A report from the Missourinet says the measure from Representative Bruce Franks Jr. also calls on the General Assembly to support the establishment of statewide trauma education.
At a committee hearing, Franks said there’s a personal reason why his bill also has a provision to designate June 7th of every year as “Christopher Harris Day”.
Democratic Senator Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis has filed a companion measure in the upper chamber. She made the announcement Thursday in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Florida high school.