SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — State police plan to team with clergy in Saginaw and Flint as part of an effort to reduce some of the negative ways people react in the wake of violent crime.
The Saginaw News reports (http://bit.ly/1cGhuGQ ) the pilot project is to begin in January and will involve a partnership between state police and clergy of all faiths in the two cities. It's called "CAUTION — Community Action Team United in Our Neighborhood."
State police say the program, which seeks in part to decrease retaliation, could be expanded statewide if it's successful.
To start, state police are seeking clergy volunteers to help. The agency hopes to form a quick-response team of clergy members to respond to crime scenes to be a calming influence and to act as a liaison with police.
Information from: The Saginaw News, http://www.mlive.com/saginaw