City Funds For Violence Prevention, The Results
While the number of shootings and other violent crimes seems to fluctuate year to year in Cincinnati, as of mid-year violent crime appears to be trending down. Last year City Councilallocated $250,000 in human service funding to go toward anti-violence programs. That included in-school violence prevention, coaching and the creation of youth councils.
Here to discuss the programs designed to reduce violence are YWCA Greater CincinnatiDirector of Youth Services and Transform, Jennifer Milani; Santa Maria Community Services Youth Development Program Director, Jim Holmstrom; Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio Executive Director of The Community Police Partnering Center, Dorothy Smoot and Cincinnati Enquirerreporter Sharon Coolidge.