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:
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.
South Philadelphia's Focused Deterrence strategy has shown promising early results. The city's implementation has been so successful that the National Network is highlighting its street outreach and street enforcement systems as a model for other cities.
"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
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.
NYC Ceasefire was launched in New York City in December 2014 in collaboration with David Kennedy and the National Network.
reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002
reduction in shootings among notified violent groups
reduction in homicide
reduction in youth homicide
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in non-violent offenses