Westwood anti-violence meeting: `It was a good first step’

The Community Police Partnering Center, staffed and housed by the Greater Cincinnati Urban League, led a community meeting Saturday morning in Westwood.

The Westwood Civic Association, District 3 Cincinnati Police and the Partnering Center — led by Executive Director Dorothy Smoot — met with about 100 neighborhood residents to discuss the uptick in violent crime and ways to reduce it and the mounting racial and class tension in the community.

Smoot employed the SARA model of problem solving, which stands for Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment.

“It was a good first step,” Smoot said.

Here are photos of the event from the Westwood Civic Association’s Facebook page:


Here is the link to the Urban League’s initial story advancing the event, which posted on this site last week:


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