National Network for Safe Communities partners:
San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation
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.
Managing the Group Violence Intervention: Using Shooting Scorecards to Track Group Violence was published by the COPS Office at the US Department of Justice.
Custom Notifications: Individualized Communication in the Group Violence Intervention was published by the COPS Office at the Department of Justice.
Published by the COPS Office at DOJ, this agenda for action focuses on building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
In September 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the DOJ has awarded the National Network for Safe Communities a grant to launch a National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.
The National Network for Safe Communities is an alliance of cities dedicated to advancing proven strategies to combat violent crime, reduce incarceration and rebuild relations between law enforcement and distressed communities.The National Network’s strategies operate along these 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
High Point has thoroughly adopted the National Network's strategic framework for a variety of serious crime problems and seen major improvements in its most troubled communities.
Newark is implementing the Newark Violence Reduction Initiative in partnership with Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in one high violence district of the city.
Project Longevity is a Connecticut state initiative supported by the Office of the US Attorney. The project recruits law enforcement, community leaders, and social workers to engage in a sustained relationship with group members to reduce group-related violence.
CIRV is specifically designed to impact gun-related violence in a core population – chronic violent offenders affiliated with street groups. In 2007, homicides declined to 68, the largest single year decline in homicides since 1991.
reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods
reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002
reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods
reduction in youth homicide