The Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (C.I.R.V.) is a partnership of law enforcement, social service agencies, and community members all gathered with the goal to reduce gun violence in Youngstown, Ohio.
C.I.R.V. members have resolved that “The Violence Must Stop.” C.I.R.V. strives to deliver a focused deterrence message through robust law enforcement initiatives, support services for those seeking change, violence prevention programs, and a platform for the community to develop new strategies and partnerships.
C.I.R.V outreach and intervention programs targets troubled youth and gang members by providing them with the tools to change their lives. Here’s how it works:
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
CALL NOW TO GET INVOLVED:
- Provide your facility
- 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 or monetary donations to support C.I.R.V.
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