Mandel School Dean Dexter Voisin discusses data on youth gun violence

The impact of community violence

NewsyDexter Voisin, dean of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, discussed new data that suggests gun violence among children and teenagers jumped 50% between 2019 and 2021, noting the additional trauma impact on a neighborhood affected by gun violence. “The effects tend to be anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorders,” he said, “and all the psychological dysregulation that you would anticipate.”