Community leaders and law enforcement officials are introducing an initiative in the Baton Rouge area to combat crime.
Officials say the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Foundation is aimed at bringing the community together to support local non-profits aimed at reducing crime.
According to reports, money raised through the foundation will help support those non-profits that will then work with law enforcement agencies to push for less violence and crime in the capital city.
Additionally, LSU and Southern University will launch research projects to identify specific policy changes and programs that should be brought to the community.
Officials say the foundation will roll out in phases, with most of the action being put into place by 2022.
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