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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Media Advisory: New prosecutor effort to reduce crime launches Wed. at noon, 23rd and Denver

For Immediate Release

April 18, 2017

In a new effort to reduce crime in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker is hosting a neighborhood cleanup event on Wednesday, April 19, at noon, at 23rd and Denver. Other sponsors for the event Wednesday include the Jackson County COMBAT.

This effort will aim at addressing urban blight in the 2300 block of Denver. Prosecutor Baker is expected to be at the event, beginning at noon. Event setup will be in the parking lot of Freedom Temple Ministries, near the intersection of 23rd and Denver.

The volunteer effort will address overgrown lots and other cleanup in that block. The Jackson County Prosecutor's office recently won a federal grant to address violent crime in the East Patrol area of the Kansas City Police Department. One focus will be the 2300 block of Denver, where the effort will address abandoned buildings, as well as vacant lots and other blight. The two-year federal grant will enable geographic prosecution which allows one assistant prosecutor to handle a case from the crime's initial report through trial, enhanced victim support, and other community efforts. The Kansas City Police Department is coordinating with the prosecutor's office on another grant targeting the same areas in East Patrol.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office

Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor

Work   : (816) 881-3812

Mobile: (816) 674-3954

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