A local nonprofit, with offices in Fort Worth and Grapevine, received a grant for more than $309,000.

One Safe Place will get money to combat gang violence and violent crime in Tarrant County, according to a news release from U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. The funding will come from the U.S. Department of Justice and is part of Cornyn’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act.

The context

One Safe, originally the Safe City Commission when founded in 2005, is a comprehensive crime prevention agency devoted to preventing crime and violence in Tarrant County's neighborhoods, schools and homes, according to the website.

The 501(c)(3) nonprofit operates the One Safe Place Family Justice Center, which helps coordinate services for victims of domestic violence and their children. In 2019, the organization partnered with Grace in Grapevine and opened a satellite office in northeast Tarrant County.

Quote of note

“As violent crime continues to impact Texas neighborhoods, the need to empower law enforcement to address these threats is urgent,” Cornyn said in a news release. “Project Safe Neighborhoods is proven to reduce violent crime by coordinating law enforcement’s efforts at all levels on organized crime networks and repeat offenders. I am proud to have helped secure these funds for North Texas.”