YNDC, Youngstown, YPD and YSU get fed grant to help reduce crime on South Side

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YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and its partners – the city of Youngstown, Youngstown Police Department, and Youngstown State University – were awarded an $850,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to implement crime-reduction strategies on the South Side.

The target areas are Market Street, South Avenue, and the Taft and Cottage Grove neighborhoods.

The grant will fund crime-reduction activities in four key areas: small-business safety, residential-property safety, community empowerment, and neighborhood revitalization.

In 2015, YNDC and its partners were awarded a federal planning grant to analyze crime data, engage community members, review evidence-based practices, and develop a crime-reduction implementation plan. The plan was finalized in January 2017 and submitted to the DOJ for review, along with an application for implementation funding.

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