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 COPS at the DOJ, this agenda for action builds on the first in a series of forums focused on building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
On September 18, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice has awarded the National Network for Safe Communities, through John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a three-year, $4.75 million 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:
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.
"Peoria’s Don’t Shoot crime-fighting intervention is about saving lives and reducing the number of people impacted by gun crimes...When a shooting occurs, it goes beyond the victim—it impacts the community." - dontshootpeoria.com
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.
Baton Rouge's BRAVE project is focusing on one area of the city at a time to reduce violence, gun offenses, and arrests while involving the community to help spread the “no violence” message and offering help to offenders who want to change.
LA Ceasefire is effecting serious violence reductions in the most troubled neighborhoods of the Mission Hills area of Los Angeles.
reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods
reduction in Part 1 UCR crime in 3 out of 4 DMI neighborhoods
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods
reduction in non-violent offenses
reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods