Project Safe Neighborhood

Thursday, June 12th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa is trying to put a cap on gun violence. Community leaders met Thursday to come up with a plan to make area neighborhoods safer.

It's an effort that's going to take more than arrests and prosecution. That's why Project Safe Neighborhood is reaching out to everyone from the district attorney's office to the church. The subject at hand was intervention and prevention. That means mentoring, counseling and job training for troubled teens.

Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris says this is a job for the whole community. "We're trying to send a message to the community that this is a crisis but it's an opportunity for the community to finally come together in a unified front to save our youth."

Project Safe Neighborhood is a federal program that started in the year 2001.