Leaders are searching for answers on fighting Jackson's crime problem.
U.S. Attorney Greg Davis, prosecutors, educators and Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance are a part of the Criminal Justice Reform Task Force.
This is the third meeting for the group to discuss ways to protect citizens and prevent violent crime. Members of the group say there must be a cohesive effort among agencies to deal with crime and criminals.
"We're trying to bring together all the components of the system so that we could come forward and make Jackson better," said Gail Lowery. "It's a look at ourselves to say where are the resources going, what do we need to do."
Education, jobs and parental involvement were some of the key issues members of the task force discussed today. Lowery says agencies at all levels must work together to improve conditions in Jackson.