Some Houston County leaders want to address concerns about gang violence.
In a forum next Tuesday, August 25th, police officers and even a former gang member will answer questions.
"Everybody should be concerned when it comes to gang awareness " says organizer Jerome Stephens.
He is chairman of the Houston County Community gang task force, which he started it back in 1996.
"A community should be safe," Stephens explains. "When you're not safe in your environment, it brings about chaos."
Detective Justin Clark with the Warner Robins Police Department investigates gang-related crimes.
He says he has seen a range "from the vandalism, to the graffiti, property damage, and things like that, to assaults between gangs fighting with each other."