- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

BOARDMAN, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio juvenile court is one of four recipients nationwide of a federal grant targeting kids who are at risk of joining gangs.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator (https://bit.ly/10U4cGg ) reports that Mahoning County Juvenile Court secured the three-year, $600,000 grant. The aim is to keep students in school by identifying those at risk for joining gangs and intervening before that happens.

The court is one of four in the country to get the School Justice Collaboration Program: Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The award was announced Wednesday.

The grant will be used for an anti-gang program at a high school for at-risk students.

The other grant recipients were courts in Florida, Nevada and Pennsylvania.

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