MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM)- Muskegon County Commissioners will spend $1,700 to bring in national experts with experience fighting community violence.
On January 12th members of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, based in Washington, D.C., will visit Muskegon County. The purpose of the visit will be to determine if the agency's programs will work in Muskegon County.
Last week a meeting in Muskegon Heights gathered community support for the effort. The county is paying for the assessment with stimulus money it received in a grant to strengthen communities.
Muskegon Grants Coordinator Judy Kell said, "They train people in the neighborhoods, including youth to stop violence at that primal level. And they bring everyone else together to support those efforts."
The county is also using some of the stimulus money to prevent cuts in law enforcement..