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BUILD meeting to discuss crime, housing and education

A local organization has scheduled a meeting Monday to discuss issues regarding drugs, crime, housing, healthcare, and education.

BUILD, which stands for Building a United Interfaith Lexington through Direct Action, will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. at Imani Baptist Church.

BUILD, which is comprised of 17 Lexington congregations, asks the family court systems to implement a restorative justice program to address alcohol and drug abuse by Lexington youth. Officials are asking Fayette County Schools to develop plans to address the high suspension rates of five local middle schools. The organization also has asked Lexington-Fayette County Urban Government to find a dedicated revenue source for an affordable housing trust fund.