BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Street Team is inviting the public to attend a community public safety roundtable after weeks of violence in the area.

The roundtable will be held on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at the MLK Community Center.

“I challenge y’all to come out. If your families are a victim of violence or even perpetrators we even assist them,” said Danna Winbush, Street Team High-Risk Interventionist. 

The team consists of residents in high crime areas who are dedicating time to prevent crime in their own neighborhoods. They visit door-to-door in the 70802 and 70805 zip codes to talk with their neighbors about crime prevention.

Leaders said they aim to put the “public” back into public safety, but that can’t be done without the community’s help.

The group will discuss how to speak up about challenges, how to take safe action, how to report, address and fix issues in your community, and more.

“Anybody who wants to come out and express yourself with what’s going on in the safety of our community, that’s what this safety is for,” said Darius Crockett.

For more information on the Street Team, click here.