D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser updates the community. (Courtesy of EOM.dc.gov)

Neighbors Train to be Ambassadors of the Law

The Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act (NEAR Act) was passed in March of 2016 to “reduce crime and increase access to social services,” by providing resources to anyone involved in crime. But before the Council passed it unanimously advocates rallied behind the bill, testifying at hearings in support of the legislation, and when it was left without full funding after it was passed advocates organized to deliver thousands of signatures to in support of its funding. [read more…]