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City taking proposals from nonprofits to open three new Safe Streets sites

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Mayor Catherine Pugh’s office is taking pitches from nonprofits to operate three new sites for Safe Streets, the city’s community-based violence-prevention program.

Roca, a Nonprofit Anti-Violence Program, Coming to Baltimore with Help from Private Donors

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Mayor Pugh and dozens of stakeholders gather for a press conference. Photo via Mayor Catherine Pugh/Twitter.

A Massachusetts-based anti-violence program that works with the toughest-to-reach of young men will be opening an office in Baltimore in 2018, Mayor Catherine Pugh announced today.

Former Safe Streets Worker Arrested by Indicted Officers Gets His Charges Dropped

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Still via YouTube/Baltimore City Health Dept.

Soon after seven officers from the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force were indicted last week on federal racketeering charges, it was expected that cases involving those officers would begin to crumble. Today, one of those cases involving a former violence interrupter was dropped.

Obama Administration Wraps Up 18 Months of Helping Out Baltimore

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President Obama at the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque and Al-Rahmah School in February, Courtesy White House, photo by Pete Souza

After unrest spread across Baltimore in the form of riots, protests and eventually general brooding after the death of Freddie Gray, President Obama’s administration took a special interest in the city. Eighteen months later, the outgoing president’s administration has published a report summarizing its work here and recommending ways for ways for the next wave of federal elected officials and bureaucrats to keep their eye on helping the city move forward.

Hogan Provides Money to Keep Safe Streets Running in Baltimore — For Now

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Gov. Larry Hogan delivering his State of the State address.
Gov. Larry Hogan delivering his State of the State address.

Safe Streets is staying open in Baltimore.

Safe Streets Office Opens in Sandtown-Winchester

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St. Peter Claver Church
St. Peter Claver Church

The idea of treating violence as an epidemic is spreading to another neighborhood. City leaders like the mayor and archbishop announced the opening of a new Safe Streets office in the West Baltimore neighborhood of Sandtown Winchester, which was the focal point of coverage surrounding the riots that followed Freddie Gray’s funeral.

Employees Arrested at Safe Streets Offices Show Program’s ‘Known Risks’

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Police announce the charges.
Police announce the charges.

The success of anti-violence program Safe Streets depends on the ex-offenders it employs to be a voice against crime in the community. Over the weekend, some of that crime infiltrated the program’s East Baltimore offices.

Safe Streets Employees Arrested After Guns, Drugs Found in Program Office

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BPD Interim Commissioner Kevin Davis announces the arrest, via Baltimore Police
BPD Interim Commissioner Kevin Davis announces the arrest, via Baltimore Police

Two employees of the city-run anti-crime initiative Safe Streets were arrested this week after police found guns and drugs inside the program’s East Baltimore offices.

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