Xavier hosts crime control workshop to help local communities prevent crime in their neighborhoods

The workshop teaches about an innovative new method to address crime problems by employing community residents | April 1, 2009

Xavier University is holding an orientation forum about Community-Driven Crime Control (CDCC), a new method of thinking about preventing crime and policing.

The forum is being held on Wednesday, April 8, from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Schiff Family Conference Center in the Cintas Center. The workshop is free and open to the public.

The purpose of the forum is to acquaint the community with the theory, practice and methods of Community Driven Crime Control. The key element is the involvement of citizens, who have control over what local government does to and for their community. 

The forum is designed to help citizens and communities respond to crime in a more responsive, effective and efficient manner. North Avondale and Westwood have used CDCC initiatives in their neighborhoods. The Forum will show how neighborhoods can:

• Find new ways to solve problems.
• Be empowered to control their own destinies.
• Learn skills to address problems such as crime and disorder .
• Use data to inform decisions about crime solutions.
• Discover resources, find assets and build capacities.

The forum is sponsored by the Community Building Institute, a partnership of Xavier University and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and Xavier’s Department of Criminal Justice. Representatives of Cincinnati City Council and the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners are attending. For more information, please contact Kam Wong, PhD, in the Department of Criminal Justice at 513-745-2098.