- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Two Arkansas cities are joining a federal program aimed at reducing violent crime rates.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that Little Rock and West Memphis are among the new partnering cities in the Violence Reduction Network, along with Compton, California; Flint, Michigan; and Newark, New Jersey.

The five new partners join the inaugural cities of Detroit; Chicago; Camden, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware; and Oakland and Richmond, California.

The program uses resources from multiple agencies, such as the FBI and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, to help reduce violence crimes.

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