Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV)
In February 2019 CIRV was officially launched in Northamptonshire.
CIRV is based on a programme of the same name which ran in Glasgow and previously Boston (Ceasefire Program) and Cincinnati in America. Glasgow’s programmed was one of the most successful gang intervention anywhere in the world.
These programmes are based on the ‘pulling leavers’ concept developed by Prof. David Kennedy Northamptonshire continues to experience significant issues directly related to gang violence and associated crimes such as drug dealing.
Referrals in the first year totalled 900+. Many parts of the Country and World, are experiencing the same issue of gangs and are looking for new approaches to tackle the issue.
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