National Network for Safe Communities partners:
San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation
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.
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.
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:
NYC Ceasefire was launched in New York City in December 2014 in collaboration with David Kennedy and the National Network.
"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
KC NoVA brings community and faith-based groups, law enforcement, and city government partners together to actively communicate and engage to reduce 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.
Chattanooga Violence Reduction Initiative began conducting call-ins and custom notifications to street group members in 2014. "The bottom line is we don't want any of these guys killed or locked up," says project manager Paul Smith. "We need them to influence people in their neighborhoods and communities."
reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods
reduction in homicides
reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods
reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002