Project Safe Neighborhoods Youth Summer Program Launched in Fulton County

Project Safe Neighborhoods Youth Summer Program Launched in Fulton County

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia and Fulton County District Attorney’s Office have announced the launch of the fourth annual Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Credible Messenger Youth Summer Violence Intervention Program. The initiative aims to provide mentorship and opportunities for at-risk youth during the summer months.

The program, kicking off on May 31, 2024, at Atlanta Technical College Preparatory Academy, is designed to offer mentorship to youth aged 15 to 19 on felony probation. Participants will engage in a 10-week intensive mentorship program involving support forums, career readiness training, community engagement, and life-skills sessions. They will also have the opportunity to enroll in Atlanta Technical College’s Dual Achievement Program to earn a high school diploma and a technical certificate.

Led by the Southeast Credible Messengers and the PSN Prevention and Reentry program, the initiative emphasizes community involvement and partnership with various organizations and agencies. Participants who actively engage in the program will receive a weekly stipend for their participation.

Key figures involved, including U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, and Commissioner Shawanda Reynolds-Cobb, highlight the importance of such programs in reducing recidivism and promoting positive outcomes for at-risk youth.

The initiative has garnered support from various entities, including the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, Fulton County Juvenile Court, City of Atlanta Cure Violence Initiative, and local businesses, emphasizing a collaborative effort in making communities safer and more just for everyone.

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