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A forum to discuss ways to deter local youth from ending up in prison will be held from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave.

The event is sponsored by We Are Women Warriors and the group’s founder, Erie County Legislature Chairwoman Betty Jean Grant. Among those scheduled to participate in the panel discussion are Buffalo City Judge E. Jeanette Ogden; attorney John Elmore; Erie County Probation Department Director Brian McLaughlin; and Center for Employment Opportunities Director Jeffrey M. Conrad.