CHRC’s Executive Director, Dr. Ericka King-Betts, & Community
Outreach Advocate, Pastor Pete Mingo, have been asked to serve on a Violence
Prevention Task Force to explore how human services organizations can best
support violence prevention in the city.
In the fall of 2014, City Council recommended the establishment of
this task force to explore the aforementioned; create a city-wide collaborative
focused on violence prevention; and identify a potential timeline and costs for
City Council to consider.
The Task Force is compromised of representatives from local
foundations, nonprofits, the Mayor’s and City Manager’s offices, the City’s
Human Relations, Health, Police, and Recreation Departments, community members
from the Human Services Advisory Committee, the Human Services Chamber, faith
based leaders, and human services funders.
We look forward to working with the Task Force to identify and
implement strategies to reduce violence prevention in our city.

Special
thanks to CHRC’s Senior Program Manager, Althea Barnett, for attending today’s
meeting.

October 30th, 2015

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Valarie has joined our team as a Community Outreach Advocate. She brings to our office a wealth of experience from her previous positions within the City of Cincinnati. Valarie is known for her resourcefulness and her ability to link individuals and agencies together. Valarie will be out and about in the neighborhood with the outreach advocates. Please take a minute to say hello. 

October 28th, 2015

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Monday, October 26th, CHRC’s Community Outreach Advocates, Senior Program Manager (Althea Barnett), and Executive Director (Dr. Ericka King-Betts) were recognized before Cincinnati City Council’s Budget & Finance Committee for their hard work and dedication. We thank Council, the City Administration and the attendees for the warm applause and ovation.
The Community Outreach Advocates (COA’s) are part of the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV). The COA’s are key on-the-ground work…ers. They are able to work in neighborhoods adversely experiencing high levels of violence alongside residents. Because of the life and personal experiences of each COA he or she is able to identify with the target population and therefore able to build a relationship of trust that can lead to changed life directions.
The COA’s work to reduce gun-related violence among chronic violent offenders affiliated with street gang/groups through community engagement, violence interruption (performing street outreach in response to group/gang member involved shootings to determine circumstances contributing to shooting and to develop better prevention strategies; and engage in conflict mediation to prevent retaliatory shooting), CIRV Message Delivery (providing testimonials of experience, strength and hope at call ins, on the streets, in the jail, prison visits, etc.); and through coaching and mentoring.

October 27th, 2015

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Congratulations
to Dr. Paul Eric Abercrumbie
on receiving the Visionary Award at the
48th Anniversary Reunion Celebration
of the
University Ensemble / Gospel Ensemble of Eastern Kentucky University – Oct 22 – 25 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ljfqwrq5Kw0&app=desktop

October 27th, 2015

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Congratulations
to Dr. Paul Eric Abercrumbie
on receiving the Visionary Award at the
48th Anniversary Reunion Celebration
of the
University Ensemble / Gospel Ensemble of Eastern Kentucky University – Oct 22 – 25 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ljfqwrq5Kw0&app=desktop

October 27th, 2015

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Maurice Huey, Chief Program Office of the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative talks to InFocus host Bill Bell about student empowerment in keeping youth in school for those that don’t having caring adults in their lives and prepare them for college and careers.

  • Learn more at www.cycyouth.org
  • Watch the full interview November 16-30 on CitiCable (Time Warner 23) and City of Cincinnati Livestream

InFocus on the Web
www.cincinnati-oh.gov/citicable/talk-shows/infocus/
www.chrc.us/infocus

InFocus Air Schedule
Mondays 5:30am
Wednesdays 6:30pm
Thursdays 9:00am & 3:30pm
Fridays 10:30pm
Saturdays 2:30pm
Sundays 10:30am

October 27th, 2015

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Mark Walker, Founder and President of Awesome Fathers Taking Roles speaks with InFocus host Bill Bell to bring a deeper awareness to the viewers on how this organization is educating fathers of special needs children and place positive male role models in the forefront in our community.

  • Learn more at www.awesomefatherstakingroles.org and www.dancewithmydaddy.com
  • Watch the full interview December 1-15 on CitiCable (Time Warner 23) and City of Cincinnati Livestream 

InFocus on the Web
www.cincinnati-oh.gov/citicable/talk-shows/infocus/
www.chrc.us/infocus

InFocus Air Schedule
Mondays 5:30am
Wednesdays 6:30pm
Thursdays 9:00am & 3:30pm
Fridays 10:30pm
Saturdays 2:30pm
Sundays 10:30am

October 27th, 2015

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“Westwood Uniting to Stop the Violence:
 A Call to Action”: 

Community Public Safety Initiative Kicks Off with Program on November 14, 2015
The Westwood Civic Association, The Community Police Partnering Center, and Cincinnati Police District 3 are providing leadership for a community-engaged problem-solving process to reduce gun-related violence in Westwood. All interested Westwood residents and stakeholders are invited to Westwood Uniting to Stop the Violence: A Call to Action on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 8:30 am – 12:00 noon at Westwood United Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211. The Call to Action on November 14, the first in a series of community work meetings, will focus on problem identification and will introduce a process for developing solutions and taking action.
Westwood residents wants to be part of positive change to stop the violence, in partnership with police, neighbors, faith-based communities, community and youth organizations, and others.
The full morning program will include presentations and group work, all aimed at data review and problem identification, so that Westwoodians can then join together to methodically develop and implement solutions and assess our progress.
Westwood residents interested in joining the effort to improve public safety and reduce gun violence should answer this call to action. The morning of November 14 will kick off a series of citizen-led initiatives that will stem the violence.
Aaron Pullins, CHRC’s Community Outreach Advocate will be attending this event.

October 22nd, 2015

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HEBREW UNION
COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION

3101 CLIFTON AVENUE, CINCINNATI,
OH 45220
The National
Underground Railroad Freedom Center has utilized the Town Hall model across the
community to raise greater consciousness about social justice concerns. This
forum will address race relations in our community against the backdrop of
Helen Suzman’s efforts to abolish apartheid in South Africa. CHRC’s own, Christina Brown, Community Outreach Engagement Coordinator will participate in the panel discussion.

FEATURED
PANELISTS

Sean Rugless,
African American Chamber
Lourdes Ribera, Hispanic Chamber
Christina
Brown, Cincinnati
Human Relations Commission
Leslie Mooney, Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Sean Comer,
Beyond Civility Project

MODERATOR

Chris Miller, National Underground Railroad
Freedom Center 

October 19th, 2015

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Last night, Dr. Ericka King-Betts had the honor to serve on a panel regarding the media coverage of the Tensing/DuBose case.
This media debrief and community conversation brought stakeholders and news media together for an informative and engaging panel discussion. The panel was moderated by former Society of Professional Journalists National President Hagit Limor, the dialogue examined all aspects of news coverage of the death of Sam DuBose by University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing.
Additional panelist included news media from WCPO, WLWT, WKRC, WXIX and the Cincinnati Enquirer – Cincinnati and Kentucky, attorneys for both the family of Sam Dubose and Ray Tensing, Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black, and representative from the County’s Prosecutor’s Office.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support ‪#‎wordsandimages‬.

October 9th, 2015

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