Dirk Butler, an associate with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, explains a new research initiative during a press conference Wednesday in Liberty Square with Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, left, and Hosanna Community Baptist Church Pastor Charles Lee Dinkins, right. The project aims to identify what the youths in Liberty City, Brownsville and other nearby neighborhoods consider the most pressing social problems in their areas.
Dirk Butler, an associate with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, explains a new research initiative during a press conference Wednesday in Liberty Square with Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, left, and Hosanna Community Baptist Church Pastor Charles Lee Dinkins, right. The project aims to identify what the youths in Liberty City, Brownsville and other nearby neighborhoods consider the most pressing social problems in their areas. Joey Flechas jflechas@miamiherald.com
Dirk Butler, an associate with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, explains a new research initiative during a press conference Wednesday in Liberty Square with Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, left, and Hosanna Community Baptist Church Pastor Charles Lee Dinkins, right. The project aims to identify what the youths in Liberty City, Brownsville and other nearby neighborhoods consider the most pressing social problems in their areas. Joey Flechas jflechas@miamiherald.com

To help Liberty City rise above violence, researchers turn to voices of the young

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