Jackson lands federal money to halt violent crime

On the heels of the capital city’s 50th homicide on Friday, the Department of Justice announced Monday that Jackson is one of 15 sites around the country selected to be in a federal initiative to reduce violence.

Jackson, along with Nashville, is being added to the Justice Department’s Violence Reduction Network, which provides resources and funding to help reduce violent crime in partnered cities.

Clarion Ledger
9/26/16