Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence
By Robert Press
Wednesday afternoon Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence Northwest opened its second Bronx location at One East Fordham Road at the corner of Jerome Avenue. In 2015 BRAG West opened at Good Shepherd Services on West 183rd Street. The goal of BRAG is to break the cycle of violence, by having those who have made a mistake ending up in jail help and advise young people of the options they have to stay out of a criminal career.
Besides gun violence BRAG also handles stabbings, and beat downs. BRAG is affiliated with three Bronx schools where crime is down up to sixty-six percent. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Assemblyman Victor Pichardo, Councilman Fernando Cabrera, and State Senator Gustavo Rivera were on hand,with Senator Rivera presenting BRAG with a check for Eight Thousand Dollars to continue the success of the program.
he many different people involved in the BRAG program.
State Senator Gustavo Rivera presents BRAG with a check for $8,000.00 dollars.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Praises the success of the BRAG program.