Coney Island group 'Step-Up' seeks to curb violence

The group tries to intervene in disputes before

The group tries to intervene in disputes before gunfire erupts. (Credit: News 12 Brooklyn)

CONEY ISLAND - A new anti-violence group in Coney Island is doing its part to help keep the murder rate down in the neighborhood.

Step-Up was created as part of the Coney Island Anti-Violence Collaborative, started by Mathylde Frontus. The small group of men aims to intervene in disputes before people resort to gunfire.

"We're trying to rid some of the violence and give these young men and women an opportunity to better themselves," says Frontus.

As part of this year's state budget, the collaborative received $250,000 to aid its efforts.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Aziz Chirkeev, 20, was last seen April 3 1 Brighton Beach man missing for nearly two weeks
News 12 talks to viewers about how dating 2 Word on the Street: Dating apps and self-esteem
3 VIDEO: News conference from Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
News 12 Long Island's Doug Geed takes a 4 Tasty Tuesday: Fresh spring ingredients
Video: Survivors reflect on Holocaust Remembrance Day 5 Video: Survivors reflect on Holocaust Remembrance Day

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE