NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- Newport News is getting $870,000 in federal funds to help reduce youth violence and gang activity.
The city said in a news release that the grant will come from the Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/15mPPv4) that the funds will be used to expand an outreach initiative with police and OneChurch
During the three-year grant period, 225 at-risk youths will be provided with services and case management. Others, including adults, will have training in community mobilization.
Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com
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