ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.
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If you could prevent people from killing others, would you do something about it?
This is the question that the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham asked itself in 2014. The Foundation encountered a strategy being implemented around the country with dramatic results: reducing homicides by up to 40% while at the same time decreasing incarceration, building police legitimacy, and offering those deemed the most likely to kill or be killed a way out.