Our focus is determined using data and real-time intelligence from weekly crime meetings. This allows us to communicate directly with gangs/groups and their associates that are engaged in violence. This direct communication includes Call-Ins and Custom Notifications.
Call-Ins are meetings involving up to 20 participants on active probation/parole. These meetings reflect the full Ceasefire partnership — community leaders and members impacted by violence; outreach and support services; and law enforcement.
At Call-In meetings, individuals meet with affected community members and multiple law enforcement agencies.
Call-In participants are given a message of caring and the power of choice. They are provided with information to help them make informed decisions about their behavior. Life Coaching and other services including but not limited to a path to employment are made available. They are also informed about the risks of their lifestyles including harm to themselves and loved ones and prosecution should they or their associates continue to engage in violence. Life Coaching and participation in services are not required. The only requirement is that the participants and their associates stop engaging in violence.
Custom Notifications are generally one-on-one meetings with an at-risk individual, law enforcement, and a community member. They carry a message of caring, change, and choice. If specific attempts to alter the behavior of individuals fail, then focused, intelligence-based law enforcement is utilized.