Mass Live: 'Police receive $327,000 grant to conduct anti-gang program in Worcester'

October 10, 2016

Mass Live and the Worcester Telegram and Gazette both mentioned Clark University's role in a $327,000 federal grant for the Worcester Police Department. Here, an excerpt from the recent article on Mass Live:

“A $327,000 federal grant recently received by the Worcester Police Department will be used to identify 50 high-risk teens in the city's Eastside neighborhoods and have them participate in a gang prevention program.

"The department received the grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The department along with community partners will use a multidimensional approach focusing on prevention, intervention and targeted gang enforcement. …

"Clark University will provide research and analytical support for the program. Analysts will monitor the program's progress and collect data from outreach workers, case managers, school officials and police.”