November 13, 2018. Lexington Herald Leader.
The city of Lexington took its first step Tuesday toward hiring a group from New York to analyze crime data for the past five years to determine if Lexington has a problem with crimes committed by groups and gangs.
The Lexington-Fayette Urban
County Council voting unanimously during a Tuesday work session to
approve a $35,000 contract with John Jay College for Criminal Justice’s
National Network for Safe Communities. A final vote is expected in
An interfaith coalition of leaders has pressed Mayor Jim Gray, police and other city leaders for four years to implement the National Network for Safe Communities model, which uses direct intervention methods in neighborhoods to address group crime activity.
May 16, 2018. Lexington Herald Leader.
Only about 11 percent of the Americans who needed specialized treatment for a substance abuse disorder in 2016 received it, which tells us that B.U.I.L.D. has again zeroed in on an urgent need: How to expand access to treatment in Lexington.
Alarmed by a doubling in fatal overdoses in Lexington in three years, the coalition of 26 religious congregations is seeking an expansion of Lexington’s needle-exchange program as a way to stem the spread of blood-borne diseases, steer more people into treatment and save money on health-care costs.
May 14, 2018. WEKU.
An effort to develop a strategy to reduce group related violence is expected to start this summer in Lexington.
Many members of a large-multi faith organization in the city heard what they wanted to hear during an annual assembly last week.
Representatives of B.U.I.L.D., or Building a United Interfaith Lexington through Direct Action, have had success in convincing government leaders to move forward with their researched initiatives.
May 10, 2018. WKYT.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – They’re issues that hit close to home for many people: drugs, violent crime, and mental health care.
On Thursday, thousands of people gathered in Lexington to discuss these issues and possible solutions to them at Building a United Interfaith Lexington through Direct-Action’s (BUILD) annual Nehemiah Action Assembly.
May 10, 2018. Lexington Herald Leader.
Deloris Lee has lived in a home off Lexington’s Russell Cave Road for more than 40 years, and she used to feel safe there. But in June, the home where she raised her children was riddled with bullet holes.
Lee was out of town for Father’s Day on the night of the shooting, but she said she feels she would not be alive had she been home.
Lee told a crowd of about 2,000 Thursday night at B.U.I.L.D.’s 18th annual Nehemiah Action Assembly that she ducked when walking past windows in her own home for weeks after the shooting, which left bullet holes in her doors, walls, curtains and in the clothes in an upstairs closet.