Prevention, Intervention, and Opportunity

In a strong effort to combat crime in the City of Cleveland, Mayor Frank G.  Jackson announced Cleveland’s newest initiative, Neighborhood Impact Community Engagement (NICE), aimed at crime prevention and deterrence for youth violence. In addition, Mayor Jackson announced the appointment of the new Chief of Prevention, Intervention, and Opportunity for Youth, Duane Deskins, who will lead the way in cracking down on crime and finding safe, manageable solutions to encouraging Cleveland youths to engage in positive, healthy, and sustainable life changing measures to improve their quality of life. 

The NICE initiative is one more tool in the City’s effort to combat crime, in particular, violent crime that results in death. This will be accomplished through prevention, intervention, opportunity and enforcement.  Mayor Jackson was joined by Deputy Chief of Police Wayne Drummond along with cabinet members to his administration who will collaborate to fully support and play an integral role in advancing the efforts of the City’s latest initiative.  This citywide initiative will be supported by several departments and with external partners. 

Press Conference Video

Press Release

Photographer: 
Clare Walters