COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus city leaders are announcing new funding for programs to support children and youth throughout the summer.

At Thursday’s briefing, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginter was joined by Franklin County Commissioner Eric Crowley, Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin and Columbus City School Director Dr. Talis Dixon.

The briefing comes at a time when central Ohio law enforcement is preparing for crime growth in the summer months.

Last year the city authorities nearly $ 20 million has been allocated in federal funding programs to engage youth in efforts to combat youth violence in Columbus. The money went to summer programs through the Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks and to nonprofits aimed at eliminating racial differences and creating a healthy environment in which children can thrive.

You can watch Thursday’s briefing in the player above.

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