SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The city of Syracuse will receive nearly $1.5 million to fight gang violence.
Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced the federal funding on Monday. The grant was awarded by the Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention Program through the U.S. Department of Justice.
The money will be used for an intervention team on the city's southside to help youth who may get caught up in gang violence. Some of the services include case management, supervision, alcohol and drug evaluation, and functional family therapy.