Mission & Vision
Mission: ACT (Advocates for Community Transformation) is a justice organization that empowers inner-city residents, through legal advocacy, to seek resolution of crime-ridden properties in their neighborhoods.
Dallas has hundreds of crime-ridden and abandoned properties threatening the safety of our inner-city residents. Our legal work addresses this need through an on-going casework approach supported by a strategy for structural prevention.
Vision: ACT’s vision is for inner-city residents to experience God’s redemptive plan through safer communities free from crime and urban blight.
Through empowering local residents to become advocates for community transformation in their own neighborhoods, ACT promotes sustainable systemic change and long-term prosperity.
We desire to facilitate opportunities for volunteer advocates and community members to pursue a greater quality of life in each of the neighborhoods we target, ensuring a better future for each community currently suffering from the oppression of crime and urban blight. We believe that Dallas residents have a right to live in neighborhoods free from such injustice, and that Christian service includes the pursuit of justice.
Our hope is that each identified crime-ridden or abandoned, derelict property is reclaimed for the neighborhoods ACT serves by bringing a sense of urgency to offending property owners to clean up their property themselves or be faced with legal action. It is ACT’s intent to go about this work in a way that fosters community development and, ultimately, establishes the Lord’s Kingdom.