Peoria Community Against Violence

Authorities leading the Don't Shoot initiative to reduce gun crime in Peoria say the program may be showing big dividends. 

Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy says they’ve seen the number of people in the jail reduced nearly by half during the last 18 months. He owes a large part of the shift to the Don’t Shoot Program, but he says there’s still more to be done to further reduce gun violence.

Peoria Salon Offers Free Haircuts For Job Seekers

Dec 7, 2015

The Peoria Community Against Violence initiative partnered with a local salon Monday to help people get a job.  Employees at Identity Salon on Prospect Road volunteered their time to give free haircuts to people seeking employment.  Cosmetologist Alyssa Hartl says offering free haircuts can play a big role in getting a job:

Citizens group aims to curb violence in Peoria

Aug 28, 2014

The citizen volunteer group that’s part of the ‘Peoria Don’t Shoot’ program is hoping to deter violence within the city. The Peoria Community Against Violence group is hosting ‘Peace Walks’ in areas where criminal activity is prevalent.

A new Peoria community group with anti-violence message

Apr 30, 2014

Newly formed citizens group Peoria Community Against Violence met for the first time Tuesday at the downtown Peoria library. The new volunteer group is part of the city’s Don’t Shoot anti-violence program.