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  1. Standing Together Against Neighborhood Crime Everyday

  2. Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative Strategy is a three-legged stool

  3. Comprehensive and Complementary Elements • Inter-agency connectivity Law Enforcement • Child, youth and family services connectivity • Inter-community prevention partnerships • Breaking the cycle – successful re-entry • School attachment, academic performance • Continuous monitoring of performance measures

  4. Operational Structure STANCE Executive Committee Project Director Prevention Committee Enforcement Committee Re-entry Committee Implementation Teams Research and Evaluation Team Ad Hoc Teams Media Team

  5. Keys to Success • Capitalize on influential leadership • Mobilize key stakeholders and build partnerships • Collaborate and advocate for systems change • Coordinate and leverage existing resources

  6. STANCE’s Anti-Gang Logic Model

  7. Troy Smith Quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner, and founder of Troy Smith Foundation

  8. Addressing Challenges Sustainable and respectful relationships among diverse groups Linking effective prevention strategies

  9. Focusing Anti-Gang Strategies  Serious & Chronic Offenders Targeted Suppression  Gang Involved Youth Gang Intervention  High Risk Youth Secondary Prevention  Other Community Members Primary Prevention

  10. Call-in Flow Chart Convene Officers Analyze Data Identify Geographical Areas/Groups Identify Call-In Participants Identification Review Homicides Review Group Feuds University of Cincinnati/CDP & CMSD Crime Analysis Identify groups in all 5 Police Districts CMSD, CMHA, CDP, ODYS, Juvenile Court, Community Leaders Letter from Chief of CDP to CRB Director Peacemakers Alliance Visits/Invites Call In Assign Outreach Worker Assessment Notification PA Outreach Workers OSU (Grad) Message Given Follow-Up (Option 1) Help Visits to Participants Linkage to Service Providers Family Referrals Tracking Evaluation Follow-up CMSD (Family Academy) CEOGC, Safe/Drug Free Schools, Youth Diversion Initiative Workforce (Youth/Adults) Outreach Workers Case Western Reserve University or Follow-Up (Option 2) Suppression Police Suppression Sweep Groups Incarceration/ Mandatory Sentencing

  11. Call-In Identification Process • Law Enforcement officials • Juveniles (police, schools, court, community leaders, members) • Compile local lists • City-wide • Neighborhood based • Adults (frontline officers, Univ. of Cincinnati, community leaders and members) • Group/network analysis

  12. Peacemaker’s Alliance • Critical Goals/Objectives • Mentoring the high risk (“Shot Caller”) leaders of Group Member Involved (GMI) activities. • Daily Hot Spot Monitoring/High Visibility Monitor • Provide Crisis Response and Violence Interruption to avoid retaliatory acts after shootings.

  13. Grady Stevenson Field Deployment Blaine A. Griffin Executive Director of CRB Political & Law Enforcement Liaison Sharyna Cloud Strategy Development & Call-In Implementation James Box Crisis Intervention & Violence Interruption Peacemaker’s Alliance Structure and Deployment Strategy City of Cleveland Community Relations Board

  14. Peacemaker’s Alliance • 62 workers have been trained/12 Weeks • Conflict Resolution/Mediation/Active Listening • Police/Community Relations • Partnering with Juvenile/Family Court • Partnering with CMSD & Schools • Referrals to service providers • Mental/Substance Abuse • Cultural Competency • CPR/Emergency

  15. Peacemaker’s Alliance Field Assignments Community Relations Board 3rd District PA Member Boy’s and Girl’s Club & Community Reentry, Inc. 4th District PA Member Amer-I-Can 1st District PA Member Guardian Angels 5th District PA Member MVP/No Return 2nd District PA Member Guardian Angels

  16. Kahlil Caldwell, Cleveland Police Patrol Officer

  17. Law Enforcement Overview Goal: reduce gun/gang violence and address overall Part 1 crime Premise:a minimum of 75% of gun violence and Part 1 crime is associated with or a direct result of drug sales, activity or use Correlation: gangs = guns = drugs = Part 1 crime

  18. Intelligence • Cleveland Police Crime Analysis unit • Part 1 crimes associated with weapon violations (homicide, felonious assault, robbery, discharging) • Narcotics violations • Ohio Community Initiative to Reduce Violence • University of Cincinnati Policing Institute • Ohio Office of Criminal Justices Services • 62 gangs identified

  19. Deployment Strategies Neighborhood Safety Initiatives • All district resources deployed simultaneously for several days in succession for 12 hours each day • Every possible enforcement strategy • Areas reflecting greatest volume of violent crime in previous 60 days • Other City departments assist with non-criminal ancillary issues identified by officers

  20. Neighborhood Safety Initiatives 2008 through February 2011

  21. Deployment Strategies • Gun Suppression Initiatives • Conducted weekly in each district • Observation and detection strategies and techniques learned from “Safe Neighborhood Training” sessions, “Characteristics of Armed Gunmen,” other training, and collective experience • Areas reflecting greatest volume of violent crime in previous 60 days • Other City departments assist with non-criminal ancillary issues identified by officers

  22. Gun Suppression Initiatives

  23. Multi-Jurisdictional Investigative Teams Law Enforcement Partnerships • U.S. Attorneys Office, Northern District of Ohio • FBI • Cleveland Division of Police • ATF • DEA • BCI • Ault Parole Authority • CMSD • CMHA • RTA • Cuyahoga Sheriff’s Office • County Prosecutors Office • Juvenile Justice Center

  24. Steve Sanders, Wide Receiver and founder of My H.O.O.D.

  25. Re-Entry Goals • Reduce recidivism rates to help alleviate the strain on state and local budgets • Create and maintain safe communities • Establish skills for formerly incarcerated individuals to help them become productive, tax-paying citizens.

  26. Eight Domains of Re-entry • Associates/Social Interaction • Attitude • Community Functioning • Citizen Circles • Going Home to Stay Resource Guide • Employment / Entrepreneurship • Towards Employment • Social Enterprise • (Triple Bottom Line) • Education/Training • Cuyahoga Community College • Marital/Family Relations • Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative • Mental Health/ Personal/Emotional Orientation • Substance Abuse

  27. Outreach Visits to correctional institutions with Command level Cleveland Division of Police and community members to discuss the transition of incarcerated persons into the community. Re-Entry Resource Fairs that include information on job training and education, healthcare, parental rights, and social services.

  28. Legislation and Advocacy • Treatment in lieu of incarceration for non-violent offenders • Transitional Control • Pre-release services • Post-release services • Accountability Mechanisms • Training Regiment

  29. It is not the government and law enforcement that keeps the community in check. It is the culture and moral voice of the community. -Mayor Frank G. Jackson City of Cleveland

  30. Michael L. Walker, Executive Director Partnership For A Safer Cleveland 2239 East 14th Street  Cleveland, OH 44115216.523.1128  Michael McGrath, ChiefCleveland Division of Police1300 Ontario Street  Cleveland, OH 44113216.623.5000 mmcgrath@city.cleveland.oh.usBlaine Griffin, DirectorCity of Cleveland Community Relations Board601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 11  Cleveland, OH 44114216.664.3290 