FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Two Fort Worth neighborhoods will be the focus of Project Safe Neighborhoods, PSN is a nationwide program committed to reducing gang and gun crime throughout the United States.
A $500,000 federal grant from the Justice Department was awarded to One Safe Place who in collaboration with other agencies, will use the grant to focus on enforcement, prevention, community outreach, and reentry programs. The goal is to interrupt the cycle of violence so communities can reduce crime. It also addresses domestic violence, which, according to many statistics, is a major contributing factor for the increase in gun and violent crimes.
The grant will be specifically used in the Stop Six/Poly and the Las Vegas Trail Corridor in Fort Worth.
“My office is committed to working side by side with the people who live in these neighborhoods, our partners at One Safe Place, and our partners in law enforcement to stop the destructive cycle of gun and gang violence that terrorizes our communities,” said U.S. Attorney for North Texas John Parker.
Thursday morning, volunteers and neighborhood officers from the Fort Worth Police Department distributed door hangers in those neighborhoods. Each “Not on My Block” door hanger provides resources for reporting criminal activity, to include the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line phone number.
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