Group Violence Reduction Strategy
Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence: Home/Street Visits
A report about the groundbreaking home/street visits approach developed by the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) to keep its anti-violence message “fresh” in between its formal court house call-ins. The CIRV team identifies key impact players within groups active in crime hot-spots, meets with them face-to-face at their homes or in the streets, and delivers the message in a way that has led to substantial reductions in shootings around the city.
Innovative Notification Strategies: Lebanon Correctional Institution Call-In (2010)
Cincinnati has been at the forefront of designing new mechanisms to communicate directly with offenders. This paper describes a call-in conducted by the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence at the Lebanon Correctional Institution and provides guidance on how an anti-violence message can be effectively delivered in this setting.
Cincinnati Police Department’s Award-Winning “Northside Taliband” Investigation
The Cincinnati Police Department won the 2009 International Association of Chiefs of Police West Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigations. The department was honored for reducing gang violence in Cincinnati's Northside neighborhood by 40 percent and improving community-police relations. It merged traditional police practices with data-driven approaches to carefully identify and remove impact players. This document provides an executive summary of the CPD’s investigation.
Focused Deterrence and the High Point Police Department (2009)
This document sets out the steps taken by the High Police Department in restructuring its operations in order to fully support its focused deterrence approach towards reducing violent crime and shutting down overt drug markets. It explains why departmental realignment is a crucial part of this process and outlines the measures needed to sustain the effort. For a complimentary PowerPoint click here.
Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) – Organizational Structure, Processes and Outcomes (2009)
This PowerPoint presentation, by CIRV Executive Director Greg Baker, provides an outline of the structure, processes and outcomes of the initiative, aimed at reducing gun violence and homicides in Cincinnati.