This Summer POPP will launch new Peace Initiatives with Cobb County Juvenile Courts and Cobb County Jail. The program is built to interrupt and redirect young people who are getting involved in gang life and to decrease violence in the County Jail stemming from gang activity. This pilot program was born through our partnership with Judge Wayne Grannis and Deputy Chief Milton Beck. With youth crime and violence on the rise, we have to start thinking outside of the box and be willing to try new ideas and bold initiatives. Public servants and community leaders are beginning to realize that we cannot arrest our way out of this growing epidemic or legislate our way out of it either. We must roll up our sleeves, get to work, and be willing to get our hands dirty—our kids need us now. We are so grateful for our partnership with Cobb County government, as well as Rotary, Kiwanis, and the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. If these programs are as effective as we expect them to be, then we will have a model that we can roll out to other communities around Atlanta and beyond. Peace is on the move!