Photos: BRAVE forum on violence

The panel discussion, put on by the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination project, aimed to educate teens about the consequences of violent crime while also serving as a forum for the students to ask BRAVE officials about their efforts to reduce youth violence in the capital city region.

“How can we as a community come together to clean up teen violence?” one student asked.

In response, East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden offered a wide range of remedies, including expressing more love and respect for one another and focusing on emotional control.

“You have to have self-control,” Holden said. “You have to be able to walk away.”