SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced $9.2 million in competitive grants have been awarded to 24 California cities to combat gang violence.Local grant recipients include the cities of Los Angeles ($1 million), and Long Beach, Hawthorne and Pasadena ($369,309 each). "My administration is committed to fighting gang violence with a comprehensive approach that will keep our youth on the right track with early intervention and coordinated anti-gang efforts," Schwarzenegger said. "These grants will help support California's local communities to prevent and fight gang violence, making our streets safer." The funds will be used to "implement programs proven to reduce recidivism among high-risk youth" and "implement proven evidence-based practices," the governor said.
********** Published: December 23, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 36