NNSC's Group Violence Intervention strategy is listed as the highest-ranked program in "What Works in Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation," a new volume edited by David Weisburd, David P. Farrington, and Charlotte Gill, summarizing a decade of academic reviews on how to address crime.
The National Network for Safe Communities would like to take this moment to offer a word of support to all of our law enforcement and community partners.
The Institute for Innovation in Prosecution, a project of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, supports the development of the next generation of ideas and thought leaders in the field of prosecution.
An op-ed by David Kennedy makes the case that Chicago is home to important national work and innovations in criminal justice.
National Network for Safe Communities partners:
San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation
National Network Director David Kennedy participated in a panel discussion about what works in reducing community level violence and what can be implemented in Central America.
The National Network held its second National Conference at John Jay College in June of 2015.
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:
In 2013, Stockton renewed its commitment to Operation Ceasefire implementation. It saw a 55% reduction in homicide, the single largest reduction ever in the city.
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.
Implementation of Oakland Ceasefire began to pay off in 2013 with a 20 percent decline in homicide, the single largest in 40 years.
NYC Ceasefire was launched in New York City in December 2014 in collaboration with David Kennedy and the National Network.
Under funding from Detroit Public Safety Foundation, Ceasefire Detroit is active in two districts under National Network advising.
reduction in shootings among notified violent groups
reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in group member-involved homicide
reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods
reduction in non-violent offenses