M. H. West & Co., Inc. applauds the $1 Million anti-gang initiative having provided technical assistance and education programs to school districts and other organizations for many years. It was good news to learn that Attorney General Mark R. Herring, Rep. Bobby Scott and Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim announced the community-based effort. The initiative will be funded with a $500,000 federal grant and $500,000 of asset forfeiture funds.
The officials say the initiative includes strategic prosecutions, two additional prosecutors for the region, policing strategies driven by data, and a community-based outreach, education and prevent effort.
One of the additional prosecutors will be assigned to the Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. The other will be assigned to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. They will be designated as both assistant attorneys general and special assistant U.S. attorneys.