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Left to right: JPD Assistant Chief Ricky Robinson, criminal-justice advocate Rukia Lumumba, and formerly incarcerated Terun Moore and Benny Ivey wait in Jackson City Hall in December 2018 to introduce Jackson’s inaugural credible-messenger strategy. They hope to officially launch it in January 2020. Photo by Donna Ladd

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Credible Messengers Closer to Hitting Streets to Prevent Violence in Jackson

Credible messengers, many of whom have been through the criminal-justice system, enter into communities to mentor and discourage at-risk individuals from participating in criminal activity.


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