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Tacoma receives $105,000 grant for gang reduction and intervention program

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on July 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
July 25, 2012 8:17 pm

A $105,000 grant from the Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice will fund a pilot gang reduction and intervention program from Aug. 1 to June 30, 2013, the city of Tacoma says.

The city will take input from agencies such as Tacoma Public Schools, the Tacoma Police Department and Pierce County Juvenile Court, as well as citizens, to help direct community groups involved with the program.

The funds will go to four organizations that will help with the pilot: the Northwest Leadership Foundation, Bold Solutions, Fab5 and the Tacoma Urban League.

The grant follows Tacoma’s 2011 gang assessment, which looked at youth programs and at how to stop gang growth.

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