Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy has been a Philadelphia journalist for more than two decades. She’s an award-winning magazine writer whose work in national and regional magazines explored the effects of war; the moral and literal cost of healthcare; kick-ass female athletes; art capers; self-help scams; and a range of women’s and social issues. She now oversees the editorial operations of The Citizen, where she writes and edits stories about solutions to problems in Philly.

The Transformative Power of Replacing Guns With Jobs

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Youth involved in gun violence would rather be working than shooting. One group decided to give them what they want.