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:
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.
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.
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.
"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
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.
reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in homicides
reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods
reduction in gang-member involved homicide
reduction in youth homicide