No More Red Dots campaign meant to reduce west Louisville violence

LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Another group is trying to help reduce the ongoing violence in west Louisville.  The latest effort is the No More Red Dots campaign.

The neighborhood-based violence prevention program centers around reducing the number of red dots used by police on maps every time someone is murdered.

Metro Council Members David James and Cheri Bryant Hamilton are working together on the campaign.  The goal is to use people from the neighborhoods to help fix the problem.

Metro Councilman David James says, "The goal of the No More Red Dots campaign is to start reducing the number of red dots by providing our most vulnerable youth with the skills to make positive decisions."

The program will focus mainly on the California and Shawnee neighborhoods.

Coming up tonight at 6:30, WDRB's Stephan Johnson will tell us why people who were once part of the problem are also involved in this new initiative.

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