LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Victory Over Violence teamed up with about 100 groups to outline and to announce 10 community-based goals to combat violence in Central Arkansas on Saturday at MacArthur Park.
Congressman French Hill, Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner and Little Rock School Superintendent Michael Poore were just some of the people that helped explain the 10 goals.
Chief Buckner said "We've met. We've marched. We've talked. Now it's time to get to work."
Congressman French Hill said, "Embracing communities neighborhood by neighborhood and saying let's reject violence. Let's give kids hope.
About 100 groups came together to focus on the 10 goals to fight the violence without guns.
Goals include: provide support, assist and inspire, partner with police, neighbors helping neighbors, mentor match, engage in education, clean up the neighborhood, re-entry success and push the message.
Congressman Hill said, "Not law enforcement but what can ordinary citizens do."
Goals include mentor match, faith in action and more than push out, not just the words "Victory over Violence" but also the message behind the words.
Announcements were made about job fairs, discussions, mentor programs, and more.
Hill said, "10 groups working to help our kids see hope in the future and stay away from violence."
Ten small groups will focus on bringing each goal to life, but it will need to be a community effort to help save every life.
VOV's goals are aimed at one thing - to take back neighborhoods from the violence.
The announcement showed ideas turning into actions.
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