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 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:
Baton Rouge's BRAVE project is focusing on one area of the city at a time to reduce violence, gun offenses, and arrests while involving the community to help spread the “no violence” message and offering help to offenders who want to change.
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.
KC NoVA brings community and faith-based groups, law enforcement, and city government partners together to actively communicate and engage to reduce violence.
Rutland has adapted the Drug Market Intervention to address the city's serious heroin market.
"Ceasefire is an enhancement and broadening of our focus on violent offenders. This is the full model and this model has been nationally recognized." - Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore
reduction in non-violent offenses
reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods
reduction in youth homicide
reduction in gang-member involved homicide
reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002
reduction in Part 1 UCR crime in 3 out of 4 DMI neighborhoods