A Better LA helps out at Helen Keller Park Christmas Breakfast and Party
NEWARK -- Crime is down in the state's largest city by the largest amount in almost 50 years.
"We're not here today to claim victory, but we're here to claim progress," Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose told reporters gathered at the Newark Police building on Washington Street. He was joined by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and other city officials who gathered Tuesday to discuss year-to-date crime trends.
According to statistics presented by the department, the total number of homicides, shootings, robberies, and other violent crimes committed in the city so far this year are down, when compared to this time last year. The overall crime rate is the lowest it's been since 1967, officials said.
Phenomenal Angels of the Community (PAC), led by CEO Sharon Roby and ABLA's own Barbara Jett, COO, hosted their Annual Awards event on October 19. PAC mentors young women, offering a life skills series, a teen leadership academy and a communications skills program. They inspire and empower young girls to realize their best selves. Women are the pivot points of a community and these young women shine bright.
Community Intervention Workers funded by A Better LA serve on key panels at the 2016 Summit on Community Resilience, Intervention, Prevention, and Training at the California Wellness Foundation.