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:
Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s NOLA FOR LIFE murder reduction strategy aims to reduce group-related gun violence in New Orleans. The Group Violence Reduction Strategy, advised by the National Network, is one of the key initiatives.
NYC Ceasefire was launched in New York City in December 2014 in collaboration with David Kennedy and the National Network.
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.
Implementation of Oakland Ceasefire began to pay off in 2013 with a 20 percent decline in homicide, the single largest in 40 years.
ʺI think people had just resigned themselves to the fact that drug markets and related problems were a way of life and that we were ineffective in trying to stop it. That was reflected in the fact that people in these areas, many times stopped calling the police because they felt we couldn't or wouldn't do anything about it.ʺ-former Deputy Chief Paul Kennedy
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in non-violent offenses
reduction in homicides
reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods
reduction in youth homicide
reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods