Karen Umemoto

Karen Umemoto, PhD, is chair and professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii Manoa where she has been teaching and conducting research for over 21 years. She is also author of “The Truce: Lessons from an LA Gang War (Cornell University Press).
Combatting Cultures Of Youth Violence Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

Combatting Cultures Of Youth Violence

In Hawaii, scores of youth advocates, adult mentors and community leaders work tirelessly to steer kids away from violence.