Despite the success of CIRV, this author was initially skeptical that the concepts in this domestic program could reduce enemy influence in an active combat zone.
(1) The inspiration for this concept came from Captain Daniel Gerard of the Cincinnati Police Department, who proposed the application of the CIRV concept in the Iraqi theater of operations prior to the author's deployment to Anbar Province, Iraq in 2009.
The team also studied the importance of tryptophan residues to p19's silencing suppression effects by introducing mutations into the p19 coding sequence of the CIRV
genome to change one or both of the tryptophan residues.
dent the eme He said: "It's great seeing many gang members change their lives via CIRV
but we know they often need help and encouragement to stay on that path.
But the Scottish government stopped funding the pounds 5million CIRV project in April this year and handed responsibility for it to Strathclyde Police.
Bosses at CIRV had hoped to refer youngsters to a partner scheme called Sidekix - an initiative to use football to keep youths away from crime.
CIRV is based on the Ceasefire project in the US city of Boston, which was set up in 1996.
CIRV spread from the east end to the north of Glasgow in 2009.
d of good fringes pace to d ives " do CIRV
is a co-ordinated approach by the Strathclyde Police gangs task force, the national Violence Reduction Unit, youth support charities such as Includem, social work, housing and education bodies.
In January 2010, they formed a partnership with CIRV
And the second annual CIRV
report said gang violence among the 400 youths who signed up for the scheme had fallen by almost half.
is due to be fully evaluated in six months at the end of a two-year trial.