Victory Over Violence


The goal of the effort is to cover crime in a responsible manner focusing on impact, response and solutions. Victory Over Violence aims to unite community groups and leaders in Little Rock and be a resource for combating violence, reducing crime and changing lives through improvements in education, jobs, mentoring, and hunger. The campaign features unique content, promotional advertisements, and community initiatives.

Created by KARK and Fox16, Victory Over Violence was launched in February 2017 following the shooting deaths of 2-year-old Ramiya Reed and 3-year-old Acen King. VOV operates under the belief that to solve Little Rock’s crime problem, we need to start with ourselves and “be the solution.”

Many children and families in Central Arkansas need help, but not just the help of a committee, an event, a program, or a check -- most people today need hands and hearts reaching out, person-to-person. It’s not that difficult, really. It’s all about being a friend.

  • Youth need caring mentors and healthy, safe activities
  • Adults need information, resources, training and a supportive network
  • Churches need members to be equipped for serving as the heart of the community
  • Nonprofit organizations must maximize their impact by sharing resources and working together
  • Business leaders should support the people that support their business
  • WE all have a responsibility to care for one another

Recent Initiatives

  • Victory Walks in Central High and MacArthur Park neighborhoods
  • Signed up more than 100 people for mentoring program
  • Signed up more than 200 mentors
  • Mentoring Fair at Penick Boys & Girls Club
  • Job fair with Goodwill featuring 73 employers
  • Internet town hall with LRSD students
  • Town Hall with Clinton School of Public Service
  • Donated more than $50,000 for partner organizations
  • Monthly $1,000 donations to “Difference Makers” in community

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