Safe haven program launched in BX

A new safe haven program has been launched in several Bronx neighborhoods in an effort to keep young kids safe. The initiative allows local businesses that pass a background check to hang a special

News 12 Staff

Jan 18, 2012, 6:43 PM

Updated 4,473 days ago

Share:

Safe haven program launched in BX
A new safe haven program has been launched in several Bronx neighborhoods in an effort to keep young kids safe.
The initiative allows local businesses that pass a background check to hang a special sign letting children knows that they can stop in for help if they're in danger or lost.
The program has been launched in Morris Park, Van Nest, Allerton and Pelham Parkway. It's sponsored by several elected officials and groups, including the 49th Precinct Community Council.
Organizers say they recognized a need for the program after 16-year-old Bronx boy Eric Laboy was robbed on the way to school and 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky was kidnapped and murdered in Brooklyn.


More from News 12