Urban Neighborhood Services Inc. gets grant to end gun violence in Coney Island
BROOKLYN - Coney Island residents now have a new tool to help fight gun violence.
The state Legislature gave a grant of $250,000 to the community for an anti-violence coalition.
The non-profit Urban Neighborhood Services Inc. will use the money to launch a gun violence reduction campaign that will include an outreach street program, mental health services and job assistance training.
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Organizers say the goal is to be accessible to the community and try to stop senseless killings.