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(CIRV) Gang Violence and Knife Crime

Kan-DO is a proud partner of the “CIRV” programme and embraces the overall aims. We engage clients in 5 weeks of intensive activites such as;

  • Anti-knife crime
  • Anger Management
  • Realise Your Potential
  • First-aid
  • Fight or Flight Issues
  • “As it is” – does it have to be!! activity
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Neuro linguistic programme

The Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV – pronounced ‘Serve’) is a multi-agency initiative designed to reduce gang violence across Glasgow. CIRV aims to reduce the impact and incidence of antisocial behaviour and violence, the involvement of young people in crime and the fear of crime – there will be other positive outcomes that are supplementary to these aims. The first phase has already started in the East End, where it is hoped to achieve early, dramatic and sustainable reductions in gang violence.

The initiative is a focused deterrence strategy, modelled on world-recognised best practice including American initiatives to tackle gun related gang violence. CIRV is about better coordination and targeting of existing resources towards high-risk street gang members who do not traditionally engage effectively with services.

Related Links:


Violence Reduction Unit