BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB)- Crime fighting in Baton
Rouge got a shot in the arm with the award of a $1 million grant to fund the
The money comes from the
United States Justice Department and will be used to target crime in the
Istrouma, Greenville extension, Eden Park, and Mid-town neighborhoods. These
neighborhoods are referred to as "hot spots" and account for nearly half of the
"The really good news is
that the U.S. Department of Justice awarded the city of Baton Rouge
approximately $1 million to create a comprehensive plan that addresses priority
crime issues in four interconnecting neighborhoods along the border of 70805
and 70802," said Mayor-President Kip Holden.
The grant BRAVE received
came from a larger Federal Neighborhood Revitalization initiative that helps
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