Half Million Fed Gun Violence Grant Aims to Bring Gang Peacemaking and ‘In-Reach’ to Haverhill

HAVERHILL: A roundtable of local and state officials, law enforcement and UTEC brought praise Friday morning for a $500,000 grant delivered by Congresswoman Lori Trahan for gun violence prevention programs in Haverhill.

Coming during National Gun Violence Awareness Month, the money is to be used to bolster UTEC’s efforts to help high-risk young people avoid violence and develop skills necessary to build successful lives.