Baltimore City in particular, and Baltimore and Howard counties in general, have seen a spike in criminal activities and gang-related violence leading to hundred of deaths every year. Dr. Jay believes that higher incidence of crime is directly related to joblessness and poor quality of education. He believes that simply putting more money in increased policing would not bring a solution our residents seek. As a Congressman he will bring our state and federal leadership together and formulate a policy that provides better quality of education, vocational training for our youth, stricter gun control laws, greater investment in our communities to create better paying jobs, and providing opportunities for ex-offenders to reduce recidivism.