National Network for Safe Communities partners:
San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation
The National Network for Safe Communities held its second National Conference at John Jay College on June 22 and 23
David Kennedy's op-ed at the L.A. Times discusses Jill Leovy's book, Ghettoside
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.
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:
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.
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.
Implementation of Oakland Ceasefire began to pay off in 2013 with a 20 percent decline in homicide, the single largest in 40 years.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s NOLA FOR LIFE murder reduction strategy aims to reduce group-related gun violence in New Orleans. The Group Violence Reduction Strategy, advised by the National Network, is one of the key initiatives.
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.
reduction in homicide
reduction in shootings among notified violent groups
reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods
reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods
reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002
reduction in group member-involved homicide