Tue, Nov 30|
Give what you can to support the SCNTR's Violence Intervention Program!
Time & Location
Nov 30, 2021, 7:00 AM – 11:59 PM CST
About the Event
This year for #GivingTuesday the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth & Reconciliation has a goal to raise as much of our $45,000 end-of-year goal as possible to allow us to hire a Victim Service Advocate for the Violence Intervention Program.
Donate on November 30th and your contribution will DOUBLE the impact because Facebook is matching every donation dollar-for-dollar TODAY ONLY. Whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps and will go towards reducing violence, and retaliation to violence, in Dallas County.
We've included information about our work at the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth & Reconciliation and the Violence Intervention Program below. Thank you for your support!
BACKGROUND In 2015, Selma was the most dangerous place to live in Alabama. In 2016 that escalated to make Selma the 8th most dangerous place to live per capita in the entire United States. In 2019, Alabama had third highest crime rate in the nation and, Dallas County, where Selma is located, had the highest rate of gun-related deaths among all 67 counties in Alabama (https://www.selmatimesjournal.com/2019/11/22/dallas-county-gun-death-rate-highest-in-state/).
In 2021, to-date, Selma has experienced 18 homicides, most in the past 6 years, with over 350 calls for Shots Fired in a three month period. The program focuses on several neighborhoods (Hot Spots) within the City of Selma and across the bridge in the Selmont, an unincorporated section of Dallas County.
OUR SOLUTION Violence Intervention Program Goals:
1. Reduce Street-level violence through an effective, evidence-based outreach framework to engage with those individuals most likely to shoot, be shot, and to commit a violent crime;
2. Reduce acts of retaliation and increasing positive healing through invention services and nonviolence conflict resolution skill-building;
3. Increase economic opportunities for individuals and neighborhoods through hiring project staff directly from the neighborhoods in which the project will be based.
Michael W. Jackson, District Attorney, Selma, AL
Wallace Community College Selma
Senator Malika Fortier, Alabama State Senate District 23
City of Selma, AL
Dallas County Commission
Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church
Rural Health Medical Program
Selma City Schools
Selma Police Department
Congresswoman Terri Sewell
US Department of Justice
Urban Peace Institute
Vanderbilt Peabody College
Legal Services Alabama
Vaughn Regional Medical Center
The SCNTR will work to heal and transform the root causes of physical, mental, emotional, economic, political and racial violence at personal, interpersonal, family, community, and systemic levels. Through building people up with the power of love and instruction, the Center will promote the establishment of justice and the Beloved Community.
Please donate to the #GivingTuesday fundraiser now to ensure you double your impact! Also, Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to the nonprofit!
Check out the Violence Intervention Program brochure here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15kQTGdF_BPzvsJmqj-cWnkVgOYFJ1t6I/view?usp=sharing
For more questions contact Program Director Joyce Peeples at email@example.com