Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (C.I.R.V.)
The Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (C.I.R.V.) is a partnership of law enforcement, social service agencies, and the community to reduce gun violence in the City of Youngstown, Ohio.
To Create an effective delivery system to offer individuals a circle of support enabling them to choose a non-violent path in life.
Overall Strategy: "The Violence Must Stop"
- Reduce gun violence perpetrated by violent gangs/groups
- Deliver a focused deterrence message through robust law enforcement initiatives to target chronic violent offenders
- Offer support services to those violent offenders willing to change
- Offer violence prevention programming to youth in the community
- Engage and solicit community participation in delivering violence deterrence message
How It Works
Target young, mid-level offenders for community intervention.
|HIGH LEVEL OFFENDERS
Targeted suppression of violence by law enforcement and justice partners.
CIRV program offers gang intervention through call-in sessions and street outreach.
CIRV program offers secondary prevention options through community anti-gang and anti-violence programs.
Nurture youth with supportive families, educational programs, safe neighborhoods and schools and to aid their development into productive adults.
Why Become Involved?
- Safer neighborhoods-safer city
- Opportunities to reach more constituents
- Businesses attracted to/deciding to stay in the area
- A larger, drug-free workforce
- Opportunity to "CIRV" your community
Ways to Become Involved:
- Provide facilities
- Provide your expertise
- Create/enhance training, including Leadership Development, Mentoring, Career Counseling, Executive Coaching, Conflict Management, or other
- Participate in a job shadowing day/internship for a high school or college student
- Speak to a school or community organization
- Pledge in-kind/leveraged donation
- Provide volunteers
- Pledge monetary donation to support CIRV's mission
26 S. Phelps Street, 6th Floor
Youngstown, OH 44503