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:
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
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.
"Ceasefire is an enhancement and broadening of our focus on violent offenders. This is the full model and this model has been nationally recognized." - Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore
Implementation of Oakland Ceasefire began to pay off in 2013 with a 20 percent decline in homicide, the single largest in 40 years.
reduction in group member-involved homicide
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
reduction in homicide