Presentation on theme: "Standing Together Against Neighborhood Crime Everyday."— Presentation transcript:
Standing Together Against Neighborhood Crime Everyday
Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative Strategy is a three-legged stool
Breaking the cycle – successful re-entry School attachment, academic performance Continuous monitoring of performance measures Comprehensive and Complementary Elements Inter-agency connectivity Law Enforcement Child, youth and family services connectivity Inter-community prevention partnerships
STANCE Executive Committee STANCE Executive Committee Project Director Project Director Prevention Committee Enforcement Committee Re-entry Committee Ad Hoc Teams Research and Evaluation Team Media Team Implementation Teams Operational Structure
ClevelandStance.com Facebook.com/cleveland.stance Capitalize on influential leadership Mobilize key stakeholders and build partnerships Collaborate and advocate for systems change Coordinate and leverage existing resources Keys to Success
STANCE’s Anti-Gang Logic Model
Troy Smith Quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner, and founder of Troy Smith Foundation
Addressing Challenges Sustainable and respectful relationships among diverse groups Linking effective prevention strategies
Serious & Chronic Offenders Other Community Members High Risk Youth Gang Involved Youth Gang Intervention Secondary Prevention Primary Prevention Targeted Suppression Focusing Anti-Gang Strategies
Convene Officers Analyze Data Identify Geographical Areas/Groups Identify Call-In Participants Letter from Chief of CDP to CRB Director Peacemakers Alliance Visits/Invites Call In Assign Outreach Worker Assessment Visits to Participants Family Referrals Tracking Evaluation Follow-up Linkage to Service Providers Police Suppression Sweep Groups Incarceration/ Mandatory Sentencing 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 Message Given PA Outreach Workers Outreach Workers CMSD (Family Academy) CEOGC, Safe/Drug Free Schools, Youth Diversion Initiative Workforce (Youth/Adults) Case Western Reserve University or Call-in Flow Chart Follow-Up (Option 1) Help Notification Follow-Up (Option 2) Suppression OSU (Grad)
Law Enforcement officials Juveniles (police, schools, court, community leaders, members) Compile local lists City-wide Call-In Identification Process Neighborhood based Adults (frontline officers, Univ. of Cincinnati, community leaders and members) Group/network analysis
Critical Goals/Objectives Mentoring the high risk (“Shot Caller”) leaders of Group Member Involved (GMI) activities. Peacemaker’s Alliance Daily Hot Spot Monitoring/High Visibility Monitor Provide Crisis Response and Violence Interruption to avoid retaliatory acts after shootings.
Grady Stevenson Field Deployment Grady Stevenson Field Deployment Peacemaker’s Alliance Structure and Deployment Strategy City of Cleveland Community Relations Board James Box Crisis Intervention & Violence Interruption James Box Crisis Intervention & Violence Interruption Sharyna Cloud Strategy Development & Call-In Implementation Sharyna Cloud Strategy Development & Call-In Implementation Blaine A. Griffin Executive Director of CRB Political & Law Enforcement Liaison Blaine A. Griffin Executive Director of CRB Political & Law Enforcement Liaison
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 Peacemaker’s Alliance
Community Relations Board 1 st District PA Member Guardian Angels 1 st District PA Member Guardian Angels 2 nd District PA Member Guardian Angels 2 nd District PA Member Guardian Angels 3 rd District PA Member Boy’s and Girl’s Club & Community Reentry, Inc. 3 rd District PA Member Boy’s and Girl’s Club & Community Reentry, Inc. 4 th District PA Member Amer-I-Can 4 th District PA Member Amer-I-Can 5 th District PA Member MVP/No Return 5 th District PA Member MVP/No Return Peacemaker’s Alliance Field Assignments
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
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
Deployment Strategies 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 Neighborhood Safety Initiatives
Felony Drug Arrests1,879Summons 340 Misdemeanor Drug Arrests295Curfew Violations 886 CCW Arrests116Felony Warrants Cleared 248 Other Felony Arrests624Misdemeanor Warrants Cleared 248 Other Misdemeanor Arrests878Search Warrant Executed 181 Firearms Confiscated357Liquor Violations 278 Traffic Violations32,183Prostitution Arrests 236 Parking Tickets6,669Vehicles Towed 1,481 Minor Misdemeanor Citations3,466Currency Seized $413,965 CCS Notifications23Officers Involved 9,026 Neighborhood Safety Initiatives 2008 through February 2011
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
YearNumber of Initiatives Number of Guns Confiscated Number of Arrests * *As of March 11, 2011 Gun Suppression Initiatives
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 Multi-Jurisdictional Investigative Teams Law Enforcement Partnerships
Steve Sanders, Wide Receiver and founder of My H.O.O.D.
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.
Eight Domains of Re-entry 1.Associates/Social Interaction 2.Attitude 3.Community Functioning Citizen Circles Going Home to Stay Resource Guide 4.Employment / Entrepreneurship Towards Employment Social Enterprise (Triple Bottom Line) 5.Education/Training Cuyahoga Community College 6.Marital/Family Relations Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative 7.Mental Health/ Personal/Emotional Orientation 8.Substance Abuse
Visits to correctional institutions with Command level Cleveland Division of Police and community members to discuss the transition of incarcerated persons into the community. Outreach Re-Entry Resource Fairs that include information on job training and education, healthcare, parental rights, and social services.
Legislation and Advocacy Treatment in lieu of incarceration for non-violent offenders Transitional Control Pre-release services Post-release services Accountability Mechanisms Training Regiment
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
Michael L. Walker, Executive Director Partnership For A Safer Cleveland 2239 East 14th Street Cleveland, OH Michael McGrath, Chief Cleveland Division of Police 1300 Ontario Street Cleveland, OH Blaine Griffin, Director City of Cleveland Community Relations Board 601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 11 Cleveland, OH