coaches against violence

man speaking to room full of people
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In the 18 years Paul Tutwiler has led the Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation in Jacksonville, the organization has tried a variety of strategies to reduce the neighborhood’s high level of violent crime, all of them in collaboration with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. None have worked.

Jacksonville football coaches are coming together to work towards one goal: ending violence in Northwest Jacksonville. More than 20 coaches are leading a free football camp called Stop The Violence scheduled for Sunday, July 16, at Scott Park.