National Network for Safe Communities partners:
San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation
The National Network and John Jay College are forming a partnership with the Manhattan District Attorney to launch a groundbreaking new think tank for prosecution.
An op-ed by David Kennedy at Huffington Post discusses what's fair and what works in violence prevention.
The National Network held its second National Conference at John Jay College in June of 2015.
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:
Newark is implementing the Newark Violence Reduction Initiative in partnership with Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in one high violence district of the city.
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.
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
Implementation of Oakland Ceasefire began to pay off in 2013 with a 20 percent decline in homicide, the single largest in 40 years.
NYC Ceasefire was launched in New York City in December 2014 in collaboration with David Kennedy and the National Network.
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods
reduction in shootings among notified violent groups
reduction in non-violent offenses
reduction in youth homicide
reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002