From Non-violence to No Violence (2022)
How do Pastors reduce violence in Pine Bluff, AR Schools? With their presence. Pastors on Patrol brings pastors of different denominations together under the leadership of Rev. Jesse Turner. They walk the halls of middle and high schools in Pine Bluff and establish relationships with students as well as teachers. Rev. Turner also directs the Pen or Pencil program in Pine Bluff, that was founded by the National Alliance of Faith and Justice. Pen stands for Penitentiary and Pencil stands for Education. The Pen or Pencil program is a mentoring program that teaches young people about their history, which in turn empowers them to realize their worth and ultimately reduces violence amongst each other and emphasizes the importance of their education.
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