TO WORK TOGETHER TO BUILD A VIOLENCE-FREE COMMUNITY BY:
Establishing a zero tolerance policy for violence by working to promote public leadership, awareness and education
Ensuring strong youth input and involvement.
Mobilizing Action Teams to work in coordinated, collaborative efforts.
CYVIC evolved from a Fall 1992 symposium on gangs in Rochester.
CYVIC formed in February 1993 with representation from various community arenas. Originally we were Community Youth Violence Intervention Council and changed to Citizen's & Youth Violence Intervention Council in 1996 to be more inclusive of all types of community violence.
The majority of participants are youth, city, county and school representatives, many in youth-serving capacity.
CYVIC collaborates on identifying community needs and resources for violence prevention and intervention, and recommends development of programs and services.
CYVIC works to keep public officials educated and informed on youth violence issues.
CYVIC coordinates efforts in grant writing for various city, county and school programs.
CYVIC provides leadership for the community to encourage organizations and people to work together through sharing resources, ideas, funding, and expertise to strengthen programs that address violence prevention.