Canton hopes to mirror Cincinnati plan to reduce violence

Cincinnati leaders were recently in Canton to speak about the success seen in the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV).

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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