Community based organizations have given nearly $2 million in county option income funds to help fight crime in Indianapolis neighborhoods.
Reverend Malachai Walker says 43 agencies, like Young Men Incorporated, will receive a portion of that money. Organizations will receive anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000 each to spend on preventing violent crime in Indianapolis.
The Ten Point Coalition plans to use its $50,000 grant to pay for faith walkers who assist IMPD at large events and fan out into neighborhoods in an effort to prevent shootings and gang violence.
The money will also go to funding programs for youth, job assistance and transition for ex-offenders coming home after serving time in prison.