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Truce Center works to prevent violent acts in St. Paul


Added 01-18-20 02:03:01am EST - “There have been a lot of stories about the concerning spike in gun violence and homicides in St. Paul last year. This story is about a potential act of violence that was prevented - thanks to a St. Paul nonprofit, the 8218 Truce Center.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Truce Center works to prevent violent acts in St. Paul”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - There have been a lot of stories about the concerning spike in gun violence and homicides in St. Paul last year. This story is about a potential act of violence that was prevented - thanks to a St. Paul nonprofit, the 8218 Truce Center.

The nonprofit effort launched last month, aiming to eliminate violence and achievement gaps in the community. It’s located inside of a rented house that used to be a neighborhood market at the corner of Selby Avenue and Lexington Parkway. The grocery sign still hangs out front.

That’s why the outside didn’t make a lot of sense to 29-year-old Jason Page. But he went inside because the nonprofit’s founder, Miki Lewis-Frost, was someone he trusted.

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Page was there to meet Darren Neal, 33, who he recently had a disagreement with. They both were invited by Lewis-Frost, who heard about their dispute and asked them to come to the center to sit down and talk.

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