Standing Together Against
Neighborhood Crime Everyday
Since 2006, the Partnership has managed STANCE, which was initially funded by the Department of Justice. STANCE's success in sustaining reductions in violent crime and reducing calls for police services reinforces an evidence-based approach of linking enforcement, outreach workers, prevention services, and reentry policies and programs into a logical sequence of actions.
The successful targeting of enforcement efforts combined with prevention programs that assess levels of risk, identify immediate needs and provide specific services has proven effective in the reduction of violent crime. The inclusion of reentry programming, linked to prevention and enforcement, has helped sustain violence reduction in three of Cleveland's highest crime neighborhoods. The data demonstrates sustained reductions in crime and violence in the target areas over a three-year period; at the same time, crime remained high or increased in non-STANCE neighborhoods.
STANCE proposes to continue the reduction of violence and violent crime through the refinement and expansion of its three program elements:
STANCE has seven program components:
The Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance, a network of outreach organizations developed by TCF, includes: Amer-I-Can, Boys & Girls Clubs, City of Cleveland Community Relations Board, Community Reentry, Guardian Angels, Most Valuable Purpose, No Return, and Peace in the Hood.
Through coordinated efforts, the Partnership will monitor, analyze and refine if necessary each element of the STANCE strategy that has been proven effective over the years.
The Partnership is partnering with federal, state and local government, community and grass roots organizations to leverage resources to assist in fighting both the cause and effects of crime and violence.