10 Point Coalition Could be Coming to Evansville

What state leaders describe as a proven model to reduce gun violence in crime-ridden neighborhoods could be coming to Evansville.

It's called the 10 Point Coalition model.

Friday, the State Attorney General and the program's founder made a stop in Evansville.

Attorney General Curtis Hill said the 10 Point Coalition has reduced gun violence in some Indianapolis neighborhoods exponentially.

Leaders are hoping to create a franchise program in Evansville using the community's support.

The 10 Point Coalition uses community leaders and deploys them in neighborhoods to walk the streets and serve as liasons between the public and the police.

Earlier this year, Hill announced that grant money would be made available to implement the program in other cities.

The Attorney General and the founder of the program, Rev. Charles Harrison, met with community leaders on Friday to introduce them to the program and gauge interest.

Our cameras were not allowed inside the meeting.

Hill said the point of that decision was to allow community leaders to speak freely and openly.

(This story was originally published on August 25, 2017)

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