National Network for Safe Communities partners:
San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation
David Kennedy's op-ed at the L.A. Times discusses Jill Leovy's book, Ghettoside
The new guide to the Drug Market Intervention, published by the COPS Office, provides practical information intended to help law enforcement, community, and social services partners close overt drug markets.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced Birmingham, AL; Fort Worth, TX; Gary, IN; Minneapolis, MN; Pittsburgh, PA; and Stockton, CA to be the first six cities to host pilot sites for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.
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 advancing proven strategies to reduce violence, minimize arrest and incarceration, and strengthen relationships between law enforcement and distressed communities.The National Network’s strategies operate along these guiding principles:
NYC Ceasefire was launched in New York City in December 2014 in collaboration with David Kennedy and the National Network.
In 2013, Stockton renewed its commitment to Operation Ceasefire implementation. It saw a 55% reduction in homicide, the single largest reduction ever in the city.
Newark is implementing the Newark Violence Reduction Initiative in partnership with Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in one high violence district of the city.
The South Bend Group Violence Intervention is an unprecedented partnership between law enforcement, social services and concerned community citizens united by a common goal to stop gun violence and keep South Bend’s highest risk citizens safe, alive and out of prison.
Implementation of Oakland Ceasefire began to pay off in 2013 with a 20 percent decline in homicide, the single largest in 40 years.
reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods
reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods
reduction in homicides
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods
reduction in youth homicide