Sun., September 1, 2013 2:00pm (EDT)

Ministers Join Police To Help Troubled Teens
By Associated Press
Updated: 11 months ago

TUCKER, Ga.  —  
The ministers involved say they have been disturbed by recent high-profile crimes that have been linked to juveniles and agreed they wanted to help. (Photo courtesy: D.F. Shapinsky via flickr)
The ministers involved say they have been disturbed by recent high-profile crimes that have been linked to juveniles and agreed they wanted to help. (Photo courtesy: D.F. Shapinsky via flickr)
The DeKalb County Police Department is partnering with local ministers and schools to create an after-school program to help troubled teens.

DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander is recruiting ministers to partner with high schools to identify students whose truancy or troubles with the law will likely lead them to prison rather than graduation.

The ministers involved say they have been disturbed by recent high-profile crimes that have been linked to juveniles and agreed they wanted to help.

The Rev. Kerwin Lee of Berean Christian Church in Stone Mountain will be coordinating the effort.