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City of Lodi lays out gang grant plan

Funds to fight gangs will go toward police overtime, hiring outreach workers

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Posted: Friday, June 8, 2012 12:00 am

As part of a comprehensive plan to reduce gang violence in Lodi, the city will be hiring two part-time youth outreach workers who will work with teens to show them there are other life paths besides gangs.

This is the first time the city will be venturing into a program modeled after Stockton's Peacekeepers program. The employees will be former gang members who have straightened out their lives, Neighborhood Services Manager Joseph Wood said.

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