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Police target at-risk neighborhood on city's east side with a picnic

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MADISON (WKOW) -- It's a small neighborhood with a troubled history, but police and neighborhood leaders in Darbo-Worthington are working to change that. One picnic at a time.

Saturday was the 8th annual block party and picnic sponsored by the Worthington Park Neighborhood Association.

The event is designed to give people in the community a chance to get to know each other and the officers that patrol the neighborhood.

The 48-acre community has had a decades-long reputation for drug-trafficking and prostitution.

Police are hoping the event will build lasting relationships to help reduce crime.

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