Community Initiative Reducing Gun Violence (CIRGV)

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OCDC will provide street outreach engagement, violence interruption, and conflict de-escalation, in neighborhoods where groups at high risk for gun-related violence operate.  The services provided will be monitored and adjusted as needed to ensure continuous improvement and effectiveness.

Program Goals

  • Reduce gun related crimes
  • Reduce illegal gun availability
  • Increase and coordinate services and resources for at-risk individuals, especially those involved in the criminal justice system
  • Increase participation of community residents and organizations in public safety efforts
  • Improve community residents’ attitude toward law enforcement and alleviate their concerns about safety
  • Increase awareness of personal and legal consequences of gun violence
  • Change community norms from a culture of violence to a culture