The Office of United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz has partnered with Stop Handgun Violence, Inc. to produce the 30-minute television documentary “Hitting Home.” The program will air on WBZ-TV on June 23 at 2:00 pm as well as on myTV38 (WSBK) on June 26 at 10:30 pm.
The objective of “Hitting Home” is to raise awareness about the impact of gun and gang violence on residents in the areas where these problems are most prevalent. Further, the program has a mission to encourage people to become engaged with local anti-violence community programs.
“Hitting Home” focuses on the cities of Boston and Springfield, providing a forum for people who have been impacted by gun and gang violence in those cities to communicate to a wide audience what it’s really like to live with these issues day to day. The documentary further describes several effective grass-roots community groups making inroads of positive change in their neighborhoods.
“While the components of our mission include enforcing the law and providing leadership to prevent crime, it’s important for people to realize that we need them to be a part of the solution and work together with us and local law enforcement to improve the quality of life in our cities,” said United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz.
The documentary was developed as the result of teamwork between CBS’s Community Partnerships division and the U.S. Attorney’s Project Safe Neighborhoods program, together with its media partner, Stop Handgun Violence. Boston’s WBZ-TV and sister-station myTV38 are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.