Louis B. Stokes to be honored by national award to address violence in public housing

Cleveland - Violence is on the rise across Ohio. It is a problem that is not being taken lightly in Cleveland, so The Begun Center at Case Western University and the Partnership for a Safer Cleveland is establishing an academic community partnership named for the honorable Louis B Stokes.

The partnership will be called the Louis B. Stokes Consortium on Youth Violence Prevention. A youth violence prevention seminar was hosted by the partnership on Friday to begin to tackle this community problem immediately.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a very competitive and locally matched $200,000 grant to the partnership to prove the effectiveness of police as first social responders. Primarily the study will focus on violence in public housing and violence among youth.

Keep checking newsnet5.com for more information.

Print this article Back to Top