Former gang members serve as peacemakers in Dallas ‘violence interrupters’ initiative - Kera News

The city of Dallas is partnering with Urban Specialists, a group of former gang members, to help end gang violence. From the Kera News article:

From an economic standpoint one shooting could cost upward of a million dollars. Now from a financial standpoint you can run one of these programs with about 12 members for about $500,000,” Dr. Howard Henderson, Founding Director of the Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University in Houston said.

Read more about the initiative here.