The AdHoc Group Against Crime was formed in 1977 when a group of concerned citizens came together to address the unsolved murders of 9 African American women. Alvin Brooks was one of the founding members and led the organization in combating crime and violence in the Kansas City Metropolitan area until the year 2000. At that time, AdHoc merged with Project Neighborhood, which focused on reducing substance abuse among the target population, to form a new entity called Move Up.
Move Up dismantled in December of 2007; however, Mr. Brooks never stopped receiving calls from people reaching out to him for the same help that the AdHoc Group Against Crime once provided. He could not keep up with the demand from all the calls alone. As a result, in June of 2008, some of AdHoc’s previous partners and other concerned individuals formed a Board and acquired a 501c3 to claim the rebirth of the AdHoc Group Against Crime.