(KMOV.com) -- The devastating impact of violence is taking a toll on many north St. Louis neighborhoods.
Police Chief Sam Dotson and Congressman Lacy Clay joined a large crowd of supporters at the St. Paul AME Church in north St. Louis on Friday.
The event focused on rallying the community to find alternative solutions to violence.
Speakers at the rally focused on the need for action, and focusing on positive opportunities for children. One goal outlined at the event was getting a Boy Scout Troop in every north side church.