National Network for Safe Communities partners:
San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation
The National Network for Safe Communities held its second National Conference at John Jay College on June 22 and 23
David Kennedy's op-ed at the L.A. Times discusses Jill Leovy's book, Ghettoside
David Kennedy's Huffington Post op-ed examines the potential of the DOJ's National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice to transform relations between police and communities.
The National Network for Safe Communities supports cities implementing proven strategic interventions to reduce violence and improve public safety, minimize arrest and incarceration, strengthen communities, and improve relationships between law enforcement and the communities it serves.The National Network is committed to building a community of practice that operates along a set of guiding principles:
"Peoria’s Don’t Shoot crime-fighting intervention is about saving lives and reducing the number of people impacted by gun crimes...When a shooting occurs, it goes beyond the victim—it impacts the community." - dontshootpeoria.com
KC NoVA brings community and faith-based groups, law enforcement, and city government partners together to actively communicate and engage to reduce violence.
Chattanooga Violence Reduction Initiative began conducting call-ins and custom notifications to street group members in 2014. "The bottom line is we don't want any of these guys killed or locked up," says project manager Paul Smith. "We need them to influence people in their neighborhoods and communities."
Under funding from Detroit Public Safety Foundation, Ceasefire Detroit is active in two districts under National Network advising.
Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy (VRS) has dedicated, full-time National Network staff on the ground assisting the city's community and law enforcement partnership to conduct call-ins and custom notifications in many of the most volatile districts.
reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods
reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in youth homicide
reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002
reduction in homicide