Leadership summit will address gang violence

Leadership summit will address gang violence

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The state is hosting a Pacific Islander leadership summit to discuss gang violence and how to stop it.

The Utah Department of Community and Culture's Office of Ethnic Affairs invited leaders from the state's Pacific Islander community.

The agenda for Thursday night's summit at the Capitol includes discussions on Pacific Islander gangs and the available resources from state, county and local agencies.

Fotu Katoa, state director of Pacific Islander Affairs, says everybody needs to come together in order to find ways to stop gangs.

Leaders say the summit should be the first in a series focused on gang violence in Utah.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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