Baltimore will host more than 600 participants from more than 30 cities this week for the Fifth National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence.
Along with representatives from cities nationwide, several national figures will attend, including U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Secretary of Education John King and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez.
Theron Pride, chief of staff for the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, said the city made a good hosting site because of its active involvement with the program and proximity to Washington.
"In previous years we've held the Summit in D.C. or the surrounding area," Pride said. "Baltimore is a...