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Indy Ten Point Coalition expanding to NE side

Posted at 9:27 AM, Dec 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 05:33:59-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Ten Point Coalition is expanding to Indianapolis' northeast side. 

The Indiana attorney general's office announced a new grant to help start the Ten Point Coalition's programs in some of the city's neighborhoods most plagued by crime. 

Tuesday morning, Indiana attorney general Curtis Hill announced $50,000 dedicated to helping establish a Ten Point Coalition in the neighborhoods from 38th to 42nd streets between Post and Mitthoeffer roads. 

The Ten Point Coalition works with faith-based organizations to patrol neighborhoods and try to deescalate tension at crime scenes.

An RTV6 analysis found two youth homicides (Ten Point defines "youth" as ages 14-24) within the new patrol area over the past three years, and a total of seven youth homicides in the nearby area since 2015.

The Far Eastside neighborhood as a whole in on track to end 2017 with three fewer homicides than 2016.

MAP | Indy's Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2017

Hill's office is also talking with other cities around the state, like Gary, South Bend and Fort Wayne to see if a program like Ten Point would work for them. 

Watch the full announcement in the video player above. 

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