On Monday morning, Mayor Eddie Perez and U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman announced that the U. S. Senate has passed legislation earmarking at least $500,000 in Federal funding for Hartford’s new Public Safety Complex and at least $200,000 in Federal monies for the City’s Youth Services Division. The announcement was made at the North End Church of Christ in Hartford’s Upper Albany neighborhood.
Mayor Perez says, “This kind of financial commitment will help make a difference in getting criminals off the streets of Hartford and preventing young people from turning to a life of crime in the first place.”
The new Public Safety Complex is being built on High Street in Downtown Hartford and will provide a central location for the city’s police, fire, and emergency response departments. The Youth Services Division will link the education, health, personal development, and self-sufficiency of Hartford youngsters.