EAST GREEN INITIATIVE
Hi my name is _________I am a member of the High Point Community Against Violence
Inc. Is _______ your (son, daughter, and/or family member). I have some very
important information regarding ___ . He/She is not in any trouble right now.
However, he/she is involved in activity that is of great concern to the community. I would
like to take some of your time to discuss this with you and hopefully together we can
help ________ and keep him/her from getting into serious trouble.
A small group would like to meet with you to explain the importance of this initiative and
the opportunities it will provide. Your assistance and support can help _______ avoid
prosecution and incarceration. Can we meet with you to explain this further? Our
meeting can be at the police department or in your home?
WHO ARE WE
We are concerned citizens who have joined with numerous cooperating agencies, both
public and private, and community resources, to develop a community faith-based
Our plan is to significantly reduce street level drug dealing and those crimes associated
with it thereby improving the living conditions of those neighborhoods experiencing the
negative effects that street level drug markets create.
(The East Green Area has been identified as an area affected by street level drug
HOW WILL WE ACHIEVE THE PLAN
Working with police and community, we will change the way conventional police work is
done. We will identify offenders involved in street level drug dealing, identify family
and/or significant people in the offenders life, reach out to those family members in an
attempt to build an intervention group to change the offenders behavior. An offender can
subsequently choose support from family and community resources rather than arrest.
(We hope to one day identify street level drug dealers and intervene through contact with
the offender their family and community rather than make that first contact and arrest
followed by incarceration.)
On Tuesday, August 14, 2007, at 5:30 pm, identified offenders and their families are
invited to the High Point Police Department to meet with the High Point Community
Against Violence. There we will make clear our desire to end street level drug markets in
the East Green neighborhoods and offer support and resources for those who are
engaged in this behavior. Please join us in this effort.