'Operation Take Back' aims to fight crime - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

'Operation Take Back' aims to fight crime

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Some Memphis churches are teaming up with community leaders to minimize crime in a program called "Operation Take Back."

The program is asking for churches to meet with Memphis residents to discuss how they can work together to deal with crime. It also hopes to help young people by giving them opportunities to have fun and stay busy in their community.
"What we want to do, is to turn the Trayvon Martin tragedy into a triumph of this present and future generation," said Dwight Montgomery. "We do that by more than rallying and marching, but we do that by focusing on our young people."

Churches will also reach out to parents to help them develop better parenting skills and cope with today's unique challenges.

"Operation Take Back" officially starts in August.

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