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Safe Streets is getting closer to meeting its goal of opening a total of 10 sites across Baltimore city.

They cut the ribbon on its 6th location at 423 E. Patapsco in Brooklyn last month. Safe Streets helps stop violence in communities by networking with neighboring businesses, handing out job applications for prospective employers, and connecting with young people.

Catholic Charities opened its first Safe Streets in 2015 in the Sandtown-Winchester community following a surge in violence after the death of Freddie Gray. Since then, the Safe Streets Sandtown-Winchester team have prevented 515 incidents from becoming violent.

Coordinators and those who volunteer with Safe Streets believe a city that’s seeing homicide numbers over 300 every year needs improvement in every neighborhood. They hope to have 10 sites funded and up and running by the end of 2019.

See Also: ‘Safe Street’ Program Use Mediation To Help Resolve Conflict

Source: WMAR 2 News

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