Today, a coalition of community leaders, business owners, law enforcement, and faith-based organizations gathered to celebrate the success of the anti-gang injunction that went into effect one year ago in Harris County, Texas. This major undertaking has yielded amazing results, including a 50% reduction in calls for service.
A special thanks to our partners who have put countless hours into this effort to ensure its success.
- Harris County District Attorney’s Office
- Harris County Sheriff’s Office
- Judge Emmitt’s Office (Wanda LeBlanc)
- J. Allen Management
- Aldine Bender School District
- Attorney General’s Office
- Houston Apartment Association
- Attorney Kim Ogg
Here is what the Houston media had to say about the event and the progress that this community has made to date:
Miya Shay, a reporter for ABC 13, filed this report titled: “Anti-gang program labeled a success”
The Houston Chronicle’s Brian Rogers wrote this piece following the event and after having talked directly with some residents: “‘Most Dangerous’ Apartments Now Safe”
Bill Stamps from KUHF 88.7 FM spoke with Executive Director Flynann Janisse after the press event for this on-air piece: “Apartment Complex Says Goodbye to Gangs” (article and audio)