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Promise Heights Receives Violence Prevention Grant

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Office of Justice Programs, an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice) awarded a grant to the University of Maryland Promise Heights that will go towards violence prevention in the Druid Heights and Sandtown-Winchester communities in West Baltimore. A portion of the grant will provide an additional Violence Interrupter to Catholic Charities' Safe Streets program in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood; the new position will focus specifically on youth attending local middle and high schools. The entire grant is for just under $1,000,000 over three years; Catholic Charities is expected to receive $48,000 per year.

(photo: Bronwyn Mayden of Promise Heights with a few of the children the organization serves in West Baltimore)

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