Detroit gets $1.5M grant to fight youth violence

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Detroit community-based violence prevention program has received a $1.5 million federal grant.

The grant was announced Thursday as Mayor Dave Bing and the city's police chief met with U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, Detroit's Housing and Urban Development field office chief and White House officials.

They discussed the implementation of the city's youth violence prevention strategy.

Detroit is one of six cities in the Obama administration's National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.

Bing presented Detroit's plan to address youth violence and gang activity last year during a Washington summit. The grant will allow Detroit's Youth Violence Prevention Forum team to expand its efforts, which include reducing youth firearms-related violence.

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