Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-SF) today announced a U.S. Department of Justice grant to bolster San Francisco community efforts to combat youth gangs. A $150,000 planning grant was awarded to the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families and the Juvenile Probation Department, in partnership with local law enforcement, the school district, community-based organizations, and other agencies.
“I commend Mayor Brown for his work to tackle the problem of gang violence in San Francisco. These funds will support interventions for at-risk youth and will help mobilize our neighborhoods in their efforts to end youth gangs,” Pelosi said.
The grant is part of the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) Comprehensive Gang Model which is designed to mobilize the local community, intervene with at-risk youth, offer education and job training opportunities, improve police operations, and improve school and law enforcement coordination.
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