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:
Under funding from Detroit Public Safety Foundation, Ceasefire Detroit is active in two districts under National Network advising.
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
KC NoVA brings community and faith-based groups, law enforcement, and city government partners together to actively communicate and engage to reduce violence.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s NOLA FOR LIFE murder reduction strategy aims to reduce group-related gun violence in New Orleans. The Group Violence Reduction Strategy, advised by the National Network, is one of the key initiatives.
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.
decrease in group member-involved homicides
reduction in gang-involved shootings among gangs treated with crackdowns
reduction in group member-involved homicide
reduction in non-violent offenses
reduction in overall shooting behavior among factions represented at call-ins
reduction in homicide