The mother of a slain 18-year-old girl has started a hotline in an effort to save other kids.
Yolanda Riley's daughter, Hall's mother, has started the Live and Let Live hotline with a group that includes Cedar Hill police, church groups and former gang members.
"This is just another opportunity for them to open up," Riley said. "A lot of the kids don't want to talk to police."
She said such unwillingness to "snitch" is one reason why her daughter's homicide case has gone unsolved.
The hotline provides an opportunity for troubled young people call in anonymously. The volunteers who answer the phones have access to resources that can help people with drug addiction or violence.
Live and Let Live operates from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. Organizers said they hope to secure funding to make it a 27-hour operation.
Riley said she hopes it also becomes a safe place where kids can call police tips that could help solve crimes such as her daughter's. She said she also hopes the people who killed her daughter, "Get that off your heart and do the right thing."