Institute for Innovation in Prosecution Executive Director Meg Reiss and Deputy Assistant to President Obama, Roy Austin discuss the importance of prosecutors in criminal justice reform, and how the White House has supported the IIP's mission.
National Initiative Research Associate Sonia Tsuruoka recently published highlights from each of our partner cities.
Senior Policy Advisor Rachel Locke on how the NNSC approach can "support violence prevention in the so-called 'Northern Triangle' of Central America, comprising Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala—all of which have registered some of the world’s highest homicide rates."
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 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.
National Network for Safe Communities partners:
San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation
The High Point Police Department was recently awarded the Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing
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:
KC NoVA brings community and faith-based groups, law enforcement, and city government partners together to actively communicate and engage to reduce violence.
Under funding from Detroit Public Safety Foundation, Ceasefire Detroit is active in two districts under National Network advising.
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.
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.
"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
reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002
reduction in shootings among notified violent groups
reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods
reduction in overall shooting behavior among factions represented at call-ins
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods