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:
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.
High Point has thoroughly adopted the National Network's strategic framework for a variety of serious crime problems and seen major improvements in its most troubled communities.
The Mission District of Los Angeles is using call-ins and custom notifications to effect serious reductions in its most vulnerable neighborhoods.
ʺI think people had just resigned themselves to the fact that drug markets and related problems were a way of life and that we were ineffective in trying to stop it. That was reflected in the fact that people in these areas, many times stopped calling the police because they felt we couldn't or wouldn't do anything about it.ʺ-former Deputy Chief Paul Kennedy
"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
reduction in non-violent offenses
reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods
reduction in youth homicide
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in homicides
reduction in gang-member involved homicide