ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - St. Louisans making their neighborhoods a safer place to live received praise from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney.
Jennifer Joyce hosted a celebration for members of Neighborhood Ownership Model, a program led by citizens to fight crime by working with police and the Circuit Attorney's Office.
More than 60 citizens were nominated by their neighbors for awards.
"They are working together to take ownership of the safety and security of their neighborhood and they're making a big difference," said Joyce.
The neighborhood ownership model began two years ago in Lafayette Square, and it's now been adopted in areas across the city.