Combating Youth Violence

Published 04/11 2014 04:15PM

Updated 04/11 2014 06:49PM

Community leaders come together to combat crime in Erie County.

Various leaders are joining forces today as part of the official launch of the neighborhood resource organization.

"Empowering the Erie area one neighborhood at a time..." that is the goal of the "NRO" or Neighborhood Resource Organization.

The organization was made possible through the community focused committee of the Erie County Policy and Planning Council.

The new entity was created to give extra support to watch groups and neighborhood associations through training, funding and educational opportunities.

Officials tell us they will make Erie safer through a three prong approach including: prevention, enforcement and re-entry.

The organization will be housed at the Public Safety Institute at Mercyhurst University.

And officials encourage the public to speak out and share their ideas to better the community...
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