Prince George's and Montgomery counties are joining forces to fight the threat of gangs.
A $2.7 million joint county gang initiative was announced Thursday to help the counties crack down on gang activity and prevent young people from taking part in it.
Officials said a big chunk of the money will be used to create programs and activities that provide children and young adults with safe alternatives to gangs.
During a news conference at Langley Park Community Center in Hyattsville, Md., Rep. Hoyer said, "Gang activity must be addressed in a comprehensive regional way, both in the approaches we use and in the coordination across jurisdictional lines. Nobody believes that anybody who commits crime is concerned about stopping at a jurisdictional line."