BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — As part of our continuing “Beyond the Violence” series, we will now explore a new program in Birmingham that aims to directly tackle the issue of violence in the community.

The reporting on this story was done by Alaina Bookman, who works for as part of Report for America. The story, which can be read here, deals with the RESTORE program, which began earlier this spring.

Watch our previous “Beyond the Violence” segment that ran Aug. 5 here:

This is another installment in The Birmingham Times/ 42 joint project called “Beyond the Violence.” We’re joining our media partners in examining causes, effects, and potential solutions to gun violence in the community. The ultimate goal is to make a difference in saving lives.