Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Brownsville in the News...


...for all the wrong reasons.  The headline in today's New York Daily News: "Held Hostage in Brownsville: Residents too afraid to leave their homes because of gun violence."  

Almost every week, I get an email from James Brodick, who directs our Brownsville Community Justice Center, about a new shooting or stabbing in the neighborhood.   Despite the depressing headlines, there's a lot of positive developments in the neighborhood, several of which the Daily News article makes reference to, including Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes' Back on Track initiative.   In conjunction with a range of government and neighborhood partners, we are in the process of launching a new anti-violence program that will focus on high-risk parolees.  To learn more, check out the Brownsville Community Justice Center blog for regular updates.