PITTSBURGH -- The national organization MAD DADS started in 1989 in Omaha, Nebraska by a group of concerned fathers who joined forces and started spending time in troubled communities, interacting with young people and serving as a positive influence.
The organization has since grown into over 60 chapters in 17 states.
MAD DADS of Greater Pittsburgh was formed in 2006 when Pittsburgh native George Spencer was inspired by the work the organization had been doing around the country.
Spencer recently appeared on "Issues on the Point" to detail their primary function, neighborhood street patrols, along with their goals to grow the organization throughout Allegheny County.
To learn more about their organization including their efforts to work with area schools, visit MAD DADS of Greater Pittsburgh online.
Watch "Issues on the Point" every Sunday morning at 6:30 on 22 the Point.