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TEN POINT COALITION

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Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition is a faith-based organization comprised of Pastors, Ministers, Churches, and community leaders whose mission is to address critical issues and reduce violence in Greater Indianapolis and surrounding communities.

Since its inception in 1999, the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition(ITPC) has been a significant partner with the city of Indianapolis in the fight against violent crime. In the mid-90s the city of Boston Massachusetts was struggling with gangs and violence. Led in large part by Rev. Eugene Rivers other clergy, the Boston Community came together to devise a comprehensive strategy to address their violence problem. The result of this strategy reduced violence by two-thirds among youth in one Boston Community and the Ten Point Coalition was born. In 1998 Rev. Rivers introduced this strategy, which was sometimes know as pulling levers and later “Cease Fire”, to the Indianapolis community. Rev. Charles Harrison and Rev. Clarence Moore along with other clergy embraced the program and the ITPC was born. In ITPC’s first year three high risk neighborhoods were targeted:UNWA, Mapleton-Fall Creek and Haughville.. As a result of the program homocides were reduced by 40% . In recent years ITPC has also seen success in the fight against violent crime. In 2009, the homicide rate fell to a comparatively low rate of 100. In 2010 the homicide rate fell to a 15 year low of 96. ITPC has been credited by the office of Public Safety, IMPD, and the Far Eastside Action Coalition (FEAC) as playing a significant role in preventing and reducing the numbers.

For more information go to their website: indytenpoint.com

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