In case you haven't already heard, this year at Manchester High School.
If you ask Erica Bromley, director of the town's Youth Service Bureau, she would tell you that the explanation for the dramatic decrease is a collaborative community focus on the issue best exemplified by an event planned at Manchester High Thursday evening aimed at exposing students to the consequences of incarceration and then dialoguing alternatives.
The event is a free screening of a documentary entailed "," which was produced by CPTV, the Connecticut State University System, the Vince and Linda McMahon Family Foundation and Travelers.
The event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in Room 293 of the Freshman Wing of the high school, 134 East Middle Turnpike, followed by a discussion afterwards to talk about the film and the issues raised by it. Refreshments will be served prior to the film at 5:30 p.m.
"We are looking to get just a variety of people representing different aspects of the community," Bromley said of the audience she hopes will attend Thursday. "We're looking for parents and community members, any school staff and students, anybody that's involved with the school…it's an important topic and discussion to have."
The event is sponsored locally by the Manchester Youth Service Bureau, Manchester Public Schools, Manchester Police Department and MAPS (Manchester Agenices, Police and Schools). Interested attendees are asked to RSVP to Fiona Golemba by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 860-647-3473.
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