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Montgomery ministers meet to discuss reducing youth crime

Pastors from all corners of the capital city met Wednesday morning to discuss ways to make...
Pastors from all corners of the capital city met Wednesday morning to discuss ways to make Montgomery’s neighborhoods safer (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Apr. 4, 2018 at 9:51 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 4, 2018 at 10:06 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Pastors from all corners of the capital city met Wednesday morning to discuss ways to make Montgomery's neighborhoods safer and reduce crime among young people.

The Central Alabama Community Foundation and BONDS hosted the forum to discuss resources in place to help address neighborhood issues, provide an opportunity for ministers to brainstorm on how churches can help support youth efforts to make neighborhoods stronger and learn more about what church projects are already active in Montgomery communities.

CACF's president says the idea for this breakfast started forming last summer when the city saw a spike in high profile criminal cases involving teenagers, and many community leaders began to call for action.

The breakfast is designed to get churches on the same page to take action together.

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange and other community leaders were also a part of the discussion.

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