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.
In an interview with Vox, Director David Kennedy notes that "when it comes to police departments and African-American communities, police should really begin by taking on a pretty explicit reconciliation process."
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 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:
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
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.
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.
"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
Chattanooga Violence Reduction Initiative began conducting call-ins and custom notifications to street group members in 2014. "The bottom line is we don't want any of these guys killed or locked up," says project manager Paul Smith. "We need them to influence people in their neighborhoods and communities."
reduction in shootings among notified violent groups
reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002
reduction in gang-involved shootings among gangs treated with crackdowns
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods
reduction in group member-involved homicide