Cincinnati – The Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) was credited for its role in the reduction of violent crime in the city this week at a press conference featuring Mayor John Cranley, Police Chief Jeff Blackwell, and City Manager Harry Black. Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) was instrumental in the creation of CIRV, helped secure its funding, and was a steadfast supporter of the organization during his time on City Council.
“Throughout my career in public service, I have made it my mission to find effective methods of reducing crime and making Cincinnati a better place to live,” said Senator Thomas. “I am proud to have been a part of CIRV and I look forward to seeing the yields it will produce in the future.”
CIRV is an organization that identifies groups and gangs that have involvement with violent crimes, with an extra emphasis on combatting gun violence. Known offenders are brought in for “call-in” sessions or face-to-face warnings using CIRV resources.
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Senator Thomas represents Ohio’s 9th district, which includes parts of Cincinnati, St. Bernard, Elmwood Place, Norwood, Golf Manor, Hollydale, Columbia Township, Silverton and Springfield Township.