50 Salvation Army volunteer chaplains ready to hit the street, work to stop the violence

MILWAUKEE -- 50 newly-trained chaplains are ready to hit the street in an effort to stop the violence in Milwaukee.

The Salvation Army partnered with the Milwaukee Police Department to recruit and teach a group of volunteers.

On Tuesday night, June 16th, the first group received special uniforms and signs.

In the coming weeks, they'll have two jobs -- to minister to families who have lost someone to violence and try to stop the violence in the first place.

"Number one is to build relationships with people, and number two is to offer people some non-violent resolutions to conflicts they might have so they don't escalate to the point that they have violence," Salvation Army Major Dan Jennings said.

The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers for its Volunteer Chaplaincy Program. CLICK HERE to learn more.