Local Media: LISC tapped for $1 million DOJ safety initiative
The U.S. Department of Justice is tapping the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to help attack crime hotspots in 15 cities nationwide as part of a sweeping effort to improve the quality of life in troubled communities.
28 Sep 2012
$$ help for ‘slay’ pct.
Ikimulisa Livingston & Josh Saul, NYPost.com
The violence in Brownsville has gotten so bad that the feds are stepping in.
The Justice Department will give a $600,000 grant to the city and an anti-violence organization based in the gun-violence racked neighborhood, authorities said yesterday.
Brownsville’s 73rd Precinct — one of the city’s most dangerous — reported 26 murders last year, according to NYPD records. That’s close to the East New York total of 29, even though that precinct is home to twice as many people. Continued[+]...
Federal grant aimed to stem Brownsville violence
Igor Kossov, Newsday.com
The densely populated Brownsville section of Brooklyn is on tap for a financial boost to help cut gun violence and build up the crime-plagued community.
A nearly $600,000 federal grant has been set aside as part of a nationwide program run by the Department of Justice. Continued[+]...
Brownsville Anti-Violence Project Gets a Federal Boost
Mariya Pylayev, wnyc.org
Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice, the NYPD and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office announced a $600,000 grant to combat violent crimes in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn on Tuesday.
The grant funding, provided by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and the U.S. Department of Justice, comes at a time when the local 73rd police precinct is considered to be one the most violent in the city.
“The core program is to gather at risk youth and bring them in, counsel them and tell them that the full force and effect of the criminal justice system will be brought to bear on our streets, particularly here in Brownsville,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. Continued[+]...
Brownsville Gets Federal Grant To Combat Violence
Polly Kreisman, NY1.com
A drive-by shooting of six, including a two-year-old girl on July 29 and the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy on August 24 are just two of the 80 shooting victims recorded in Brownsville, as of the middle of September. The violence caught the caught the attention of the federal government.
"There is a significant clustering of crime in small areas or crime hot spots that accounts for a disproportionate amount of crime and disorder in many communities," said Denise O'Donnell with the U.S. Department of Justice. "Brownsville is a prime example of that dynamic."
So the Justice Department will spend almost $600,000 on a program to try to stem the violence there. Continued[+]...
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