The Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office was awarded with a $203K federal grant to help combat gang crime in the city.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) award is the largest single grant ever received by the City Prosecutor’s Office through the DOJ’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
“Long Beach is making progress in the fight against criminal street gangs, but there is more we can do. We work closely with Chief Jim McDonnell and Long Beach Police to suppress gang activity, but this grant will give us additional tools against gangs. Hopefully, we can keep kids from joining gangs in the first place,” said City Prosecutor Doug Haubert in a statement.
The DOJ grant award announcement stated that the City Prosecutor’s Office was awarded the grant because of its committment to focus on community-based intervention efforts to help prevent crime before it happens.
“The result was a three-part Gang Prevention Strategy that has forged community partnerships many thought were not possible and earned national recognition,” the statement read.
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