It was the evening news that led to the creation of the iHalt Movement. When Jim and Judy Williams saw the violence in Ferguson, riots in Baltimore, and shootings of police officers in New York City, they wondered what they could do to help. Where was this hatred and anger coming from? Where could they start - to stop it?
The Answer? The Children. Working with children and law enforcement alike to create a trusting and respectful relationship between the two could prevent future crimes, they believed.
iHalt works together with participating communities, youth-centered organizations, police, fire, and rescue departments and individuals to implement the iHalt educational program and engage local police officers and other first responders to help coordinate and participate in a series of on-site presentations, programs, events, and "Let's Talk it Out" sessions.
iHalt is developing into a nationwide campaign and has launched its first chapter in founder Judy Williams' Central Shenandoah Valley communities of Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, and Staunton in Virginia.
For more information visit https://www.ihalt.us/.