In the past, there were many complaints regarding the increased street crime rate at an alarming level. While the whole country is working to resolve the issue, Dallas’ mayor crime task force has come up with a unique idea that will involve all the residents to stop the chaos and mayhem. This approach will be successful or not, time will tell but involving the residents will surely give everyone a sense of responsibility.
The Dallas violence intervention team is already figuring out how to get started as they have met hundreds of people to start with the non-policing approach to stop street crimes in the area.
This approach can be useful in terms of stopping evil from moving freely as when the program for solving street crimes was started during the summer this year, Dallas’ mayor’s task force wanted to implement a series of recommendations for unique tactics, which can prove to be helpful in completing the agenda. And non-policing is one of the best-recommended approaches.
The task force was created in 2019 in lieu of the finding that the street crimes in Dallas have increased 15 % more than the previous year.
In January 2020, Dallas mayor, Eric Johnson shared a report of the task force that was built by him in the lieu of increased street crimes along with that he also shared recommendations, among which “violence interrupters” was among the priority in the high crime areas of the city.
According to the tactical insight to combat the surging crime rate in the region, the Dallas violence intervention team is deployed in the areas where the crime rate is high.
The Dallas city council granted a $16 million contract to the Youth Advocate programs to continue the violence intervention program in the four high-crime zones for another 2 years.
These four areas are determined by the Dallas police and the intervention team will conduct its duties in lieu of the violent crime reduction plan devised by the police department.
The intervention team also provides therapy and group sessions to the individuals who experience or witness violence in the area. The program is supposed to provide grief support, as well as host food drives to strengthen the relationship with the residents of the said areas.
The program Director Mar Butler stated, “people in the community don’t always trust the police, and from that disconnect, more people feel like it’s every man for himself.”
The program is an initiative by the Dallas administration to combat the rising crime in the city. It has been effective in the past and will hopefully yearn for fruitful results in the future as well.