An Albany minister is being honored for his work to prevent crime.
The Dougherty County Bar Association presented its Liberty Bell Award to Bishop Fredrick Williams Monday.
The award recognizes a person who promotes better understanding of the rule of the law, encourages a greater respect for the law and the courts and stimulates a sense of civic responsibility.
Williams founded the Stop the Violence movement after his sister was murdered in a home invasion in Albany.
"A lot of people don't have a voice to fight back we was able to rally the community brought him to justice," said Williams. "It has helped so many others for their quest for justice so we have a lot of people that have benefited from the program"
The goal of the program is to create an alternative for youth that will keep them away from criminal activity.