A social enterprise founded by former gang members has helped to end a 20-year turf war in Birmingham.
The One Mile Away organization is the outcome of a feature-length documentary of the same name, just released nationwide in England.
The program’s approach, discouraging young people from gang life, seems to be paying off. Police figures show that the crime rate in those areas fell sharply and has remained nearly 40% lower ever since.
(READ the feature story in the Guardian)
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