Cincinnati leaders were recently in Canton to speak about the success seen in the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence
CIRV is designed to impact gun-related violence in a target population which in Cincinnati's case was chronic violent offenders affiliated with street groups. In 2007 Cincinnati experienced the biggest single-year decline in homicides since 1991.
Canton is hoping to mirror the CIRV and hopefully see similar success in there in a program that will be funded by police forfeiture funds and a $30,000 federal grant.
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