Act is a new model of ministry that uses the justice system to empower inner-city residents to fight crime on their street, while sharing with them the hope of the gospel.
Act partners with top-ranked law firms to come alongside residents like Matthew and his family. And together, they hold the owners of drug houses accountable. We’ll go all the way to the courthouse with them if necessary. Our goal is to reduce crime by 50% in each of our target neighborhoods.
And it’s working. Since Act was founded, we have shut down over 170 crime-ridden properties in five target neighborhoods across Dallas. In fact, in our first target neighborhood in West Dallas, we’ve seen a 65% reduction in crime as a result of our work.