National Network for Safe Communities partners:
San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation
The initiative, which will be an ongoing partnership with the Justice Department, will provide training to law enforcement and communities on bias reduction and procedural fairness and will apply evidence-based strategies in five pilot sites around the country. It will also establish a clearinghouse where information, research, and technical assistance are readily accessible for law enforcement, criminal justice practitioners and community leaders.
An op-ed by National Network’s David Kennedy in New York Daily News focuses on the violence reductions NYPD is getting by combining its managerial seriousness with direct-outreach approaches.
An op-ed at Huffington Post by David Kennedy examines "the method behind the growing lack of madness in America's cities."
Published by the COPS Office at DOJ, this guide provides a tool for those who want to bring GVI to their communities, from experienced practitioners to those simply wishing to learn more.
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:
NYPD's Operation Crew Cut reduced youth homicide in the city by half while resulting in only 400 or so arrests. Meanwhile, the city's controversial street stops were down a full 80 percent by the end of 2013.
Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy (VRS) has dedicated, full-time National Network staff on the ground assisting the city's community and law enforcement partnership to conduct call-ins and custom notifications in many of the most volatile districts.
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.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu's NOLA for Life aims to reduce group-related gun violence in New Olreans and the city's Group Violence Reduction Strategy, advised by the National Network, is an integral part of the effort.
Newark is implementing the Newark Violence Reduction Initiative in partnership with Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in one high violence district of the city.
reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods
reduction in non-violent offenses
reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002
reduction in gang-member involved homicide
reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods
reduction in youth homicide