Eliminating Dallas Drug Houses One Virtual-reality Experience at a Time

A virtual-reality look into a West Dallas neighborhood gave hundreds of young professionals on Thursday a chance to experience what it's like to live next door to a drug house. Goggles and noise-cancelling headphones transported attendees of Generation Justice to a West Dallas living room. The annual event is hosted by Christian ministry organization Advocates for Community Transformation (ACT).During the VR experience, actors showcased ACT's mission: Volunteer attorneys team with community advocates to help West and South Dallas residents use the legal system to reduce crime.In the six-minute virtual scenario, a woman tells the ACT community advocate and attorney that she’s scared to have her grandchildren spend the night because of crime spilling out from a nearby drug house. She has trouble sleeping and doesn’t feel safe. The advocates promise to help get rid of the drug house through litigation.  Continue reading...

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