In the Spring of 2006, the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania applied for a U.S. Department of Justice $2.5 million grant to attack gang violence along the 222 Corridor in Southeastern Pennsylvania. In June of 2006, the USAO learned that it had been named as one of six ("super-six”) sites to receive anti-gang funding. The 222 Corridor Super Six-Site grant has sparked the most comprehensive anti-gang effort in the history of this region.
Since it was awarded, more than 100 public officials and community leaders in the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania have participated in an unprecedented collaboration in each of the three areas of focus: law enforcement, prevention, and re-entry. Through the intensive early planning, the partners in the 222 Corridor Initiative have developed a plan, which is expected to produce a substantial reduction in gang crime, gang violence, and gang membership and to provide positive alternatives for former gang members returning to society.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE ROUTE 222 CORRIDOR ANTI-GANG INITIATIVE. THIS SITE IS SHUT DOWN AS THE FEDERALLY FUNDED 222 PROJECT IS COMPLETED. PLEASE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH YOU LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS WORKING TO PREVENT AND COMBAT GANG CRIME AND EXPANSION.