Justice Department To Announce Awards To Improve Public Safety In Distressed Neighborhoods

Sep 24, 2012, 15:00 ET from U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Justice's (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Director Denise E. O'Donnell will announce more than $11 million in funding to address neighborhood-level crime in fifteen communities nationwide.  The announcement will take place at the Stone Avenue Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012, at 11:45 a.m.

The event will include remarks from DOJ officials and local law enforcement, followed by a Q & A session for media.

WHO: Denise E. O'Donnell, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice
Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District Of New York, United States Department of Justice 
Raymond W. Kelly, Commissioner, New York City Police Department
Charles J. Hynes, District Attorney, Kings County, New York

11:45 a.m. EDT

WHERE: Stone Avenue Branch / Brooklyn Public Library
581 Mother Gaston Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11212

NOTE:  All media MUST PRESENT GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID (such as a driver's license) as well as VALID MEDIA CREDENTIALS

All press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Sheila Jerusalem at 202-307-0703

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs