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Community groups work to reduce east-side crime

Community groups like the Ross Foundation have been working with the IMPD commander in the east district and the Indianapolis mayor's office to bring those numbers down in 2018... Derris Ross, who runs a nonprofit aimed at improving the quality of life on the east side, said he's seeing change."We had a community intervention with some of the young guys who are tied to some of the violence in our community," said Ross. "We had that talk where we worked out an agreement where they agreed to cease fire, and it's been 28 days (in the 42nd and Post area) without a shooting," said Ross, who runs the Ross Foundation.He's hoping to keep up the momentum by starting a service day next month."If we want to see the number of homicides reduce this year, it takes our community to save the community," he said. Read more at



The Ross Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non profit organization in Indianapolis focused on improving the city's Far East side through youth programming, economic development, and community engagement. 


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