Dept. of Probation pools resources to help youth

The Department of Probation is opening the borough's first program center to help prevent crimes among youth. Known as the Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NEON), the

THE BRONX - The Department of Probation is opening the borough's first program center to help prevent crimes among youth. Known as the Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NEON), the center will work with local organizations, government agencies and community residents to reduce the number of juveniles in the criminal justice system. Clients will be able to utilize the facility while waiting for their probation officer. According to probation officials, since the creation of similar centers in other boroughs, the number of people re-incarcerated each year has dropped by 31 percent. The city plans on creating a number of additional NEON sites in Brooklyn and Staten Island. Dept. of Probation opens new resource waiting room

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Videos from inside the halls and classrooms of 1 Videos capture violent fights inside M.S. 232
News 12 The Bronx hit the streets to 2 Word on the Street: Old TV shows
The Drug Enforcement Administration says drug cartels are 3 Heroin Homeland: Drug cartels in the Bronx
News 12 The Bronx asked residents what they 4 Word on the Street: Inauguration Day
The family of a 10-year-old injured in a 5 Critics: Corner of Hunts Point and Lafeyette too dangerous

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