EXCLUSIVE:Faith Programs Partner To Fight Crime In Montgomery
From Montgomery -- the organizers of two programs are teaming together to help curb crime, but the focus isn't on more patrols or a neighborhood watch program -- it's about fighting crime through faith by targeting children.
While the murder rate is down this year compared to last year, the non-violent crimes are on par with 2013. Many of those crimes happening in west Montgomery. It's why two west Montgomery women say they want to do something about it, so they're reaching out to children hoping they don't commit crimes in the future.
The Montgomery Police Department has cleared 80 percent of its crimes, 10 percent less than last year. And with Montgomery's new crime-fighting strategy, "Operation Domino," two women are stepping up in what they're calling the hardest hit crime area in Montgomery.
"Stop them from being in the streets, stop the gang violence," Said Brown.
Both organizations also provide scholarship programs, classes on etiquette and entrepreneurship.
If you're interested in joining or helping fund these organizations, they meet the second and fourth Saturday of each month between noon and 4 p.m at the WKXN Radio Station (858 West South Boulevard, Montgomery)