What Is the Future of Violence Reduction in Toledo?

What Is the Future of Violence Reduction in Toledo?

September 14, 2015 | by Jeff Gerritt | The Toledo Blade

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This week, decision makers in Toledo, Ohio, will decide whether to create a violence reduction initiative based on the Operation Peacemaker model in Richmond, CA, which was recently evaluated by NCCD. The fellowship program mentors a small number of young men, age 15 to 25, identified as being in danger of being shot or shooting others.

This week, decision makers in Toledo, Ohio, will decide whether to create a violence reduction initiative based on the Operation Peacemaker model in Richmond, CA, which was recently evaluated by NCCD. The fellowship program mentors a small number of young men, age 15 to 25, identified as being in danger of being shot or shooting others. As Toledo’s shooting rates increase, should the city look towards Richmond’s model—which helped achieve a four decade low homicide rate this past year—as a tool for change? Read the full article here.