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.
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:
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.
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.
LA Ceasefire is effecting serious violence reductions in the most troubled neighborhoods of the Mission Hills area of Los Angeles.
South Philadelphia's Focused Deterrence strategy has shown promising early results. The city's implementation has been so successful that the National Network is highlighting its street outreach and street enforcement systems as a model for other cities.
reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods
reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods
reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002
decrease in group member-involved homicides