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:
The South Bend Group Violence Intervention is an unprecedented partnership between law enforcement, social services and concerned community citizens united by a common goal to stop gun violence and keep South Bend’s highest risk citizens safe, alive and out of prison.
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.
Under funding from Detroit Public Safety Foundation, Ceasefire Detroit is active in two districts under National Network advising.
Implementation of Oakland Ceasefire began to pay off in 2013 with a 20 percent decline in homicide, the single largest in 40 years.
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 non-violent offenses
reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods
reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in youth homicide
reduction in homicides