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.
National Network for Safe Communities partners:
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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:
"Ceasefire is an enhancement and broadening of our focus on violent offenders. This is the full model and this model has been nationally recognized." - Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore
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.
"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
Under funding from Detroit Public Safety Foundation, Ceasefire Detroit is active in two districts under National Network advising.
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.
reduction in Part 1 UCR crime in 3 out of 4 DMI neighborhoods
reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods
reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in homicides
reduction in youth homicide