• Who We Are

    The National Network for Safe Communities supports communities implementing strategic interventions to reduce violence and community disorder, minimize arrests and incarceration, enhance police legitimacy, and rebuild relationships between law enforcement and distressed communities.


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The National Network's organizational leadership provides strategic guidance to our staff and community partners, offers expert advising, and convenes to review the National Network's overall planning.

Our Senior Research Advisors are those researchers who have had a central role in driving the theory, action research, and evaluation that has propelled the strategic interventions from the beginning. This group of researchers has made a special contribution and has unique insight into the work.

Our Senior Site Advisors are practitioners who are able to lead city-level projects from their beginning to full implementation. This cadre of people is specially capable of providing advice and guidance to individual implementation efforts and the direction of the work at large.

Chairman  
Jeremy Travis
President
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York, NY

 

Director  
David M. Kennedy
Director
Center for Crime Prevention and Control
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York, NY
 
Senior Research Advisors  
Tracey Meares *
Walton Hale Hamilton
Yale Law School
New Haven, CT

Mark Kleiman *
University of California 
Luskin School of Public Affairs
Los Angeles, CA

Andrew Papachristos
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Roseanna Ander 
Founding Executive Director 
Urban Education Lab and Crime Lab 
University of Chicago 
Chicago, IL
Senior Site Advisors  
Robin Engel
Director of the Institute of Crime Science
University of Cincinnati School of Criminal Justice
Cincinnati, OH

Terri Shelton
Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

Teny Oded Gross
Executive Director
Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence
Providence, RI

Stewart Wakeling
Executive Director
California Partnership for Safe Communities
Oakland, CA

Enrique Betancourt
Director of the Urban Practice
Chemonics International
Mexico

 
* Also a Senior Site Advisor