ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Many kids headed out Sunday night to go trick or treating for their favorite treats on Halloween.

But, activists in Rochester got together along Dewey Avenue to supervise kids as they went door to door.

Members of the Community Justice Initiative got together to call on parents, politicians and others to help keep kids safe in city neighborhoods.

Organizers say the event was held to help deter crime through community visibility.

"Visibility in the community, our presence and attendance in the community around the kids and in the streets is one way to deter crime,” said Diallo Bayne of the Community Justice Initiative. “Points of force aren't going to do ridiculous things if we're watching them."

Dewey Avenue has seen two separate shootings in the past week, leaving one dead and a high school student injured.