Several times a year, 911 phone calls from a two-block stretch in the Brownsville, Brooklyn, neighborhood are redirected from the police.

Instead, they go to an anti-gun violence group, called, “Brownsville In Violence Out” or “BIVO,” for short.

“BIVO” is also a member of the Brownsville Safety Alliance, which was created back in 2020 and consists of several local organizations.

Members of “BIVO” work tirelessly to connect high-risk men and women in the community with resources they may not even know exist.

Dushoun Almond, a.k.a. “Bigga,” the program manager of “BIVO,” Darien Scriven, a.k.a. “Mello,” an assistant program manager, and Reverend Lesley Shannon, a member of Developing Righteous United Movement, all joined NY1 political anchor Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” Thursday to talk more about what they are doing to impact the community.

“What we do is bring the resources to the community,” Scriven said. “What we try to do is work with the underlying problems that lead to gun violence.”

“The only weapon that we have is our credibility,” Almond said. “So, therefore, it’s on us to take care of these certain situations.”